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Swiss focus on Norwegian experiences with Schengen

In connection to Switzerland’s June 5 referedum on whether to become part of the Schengen co-operation, Swiss journalists have looked to Norway to learn about its experiences as a Schengen-associated state.

15/02/2006 :: The Schengen Agreement guarantees free movement on persons and the absence of internal border control between most EU Member States and Norway and Iceland.

Since 1999, Norway and Iceland have been the only non-EU Member States to be associated with the EU-activity in the Schengen area.

On June 5, Swiss voters will say yes or no to a Schengen association agreement, which is modelled on the Icelandic/Norwegian – EU Schengen Association agreement.

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The Schengen areaPhoto: Ministry of Justice and the Police