CONVENTION

rom 19 June 1990

APPLYING THE SCHENGEN AGREEMENT OF 14 JUNE 1985

BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE STATES OF THE BENELUX ECONOMIC UNION,

THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND THE FRENCH REPUBLIC,

ON THE GRADUAL ABOLITION OF CHECKS AT THEIR COMMON BORDERS

TITLE I          Definitions                            Article 1
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TITLE II         Abolition of checks at internal borders and
                 movement of persons                    Article 2 - 38
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   CHAPTER 1     Crossing internal frontiers            Article 2

   CHAPTER 2     Crossing external borders              Article 3 - 8

   CHAPTER 3     Visas                                  Article 9 - 18

     Section 1   Visas for short visits                 Article 9 - 17

     Section 2   Visas for long visits                  Article 18

   CHAPTER 4     Conditions governing the movements of aliens
                                                        Article 19 - 24

   CHAPTER 5     Residence permits and reporting as a person not to be
                 permitted entry                        Article 25

   CHAPTER 6     Measures relating to organized travel  Article 26 - 27

   CHAPTER 7     Responsibility for the processing of applications for
                 asylum                                 Article 28 - 38

TITLE  III       Police and security                    Article 39 - 91
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   CHAPTER 1     Police co - operation                  Article 39 - 47

   CHAPTER 2     Mutual assistance in criminal matters  Article 48 - 53

   CHAPTER 3     Application of the Non bis in idem principle
                                                        Article 54 - 58

   CHAPTER 4     Extradition                            Article 59 - 66

   CHAPTER 5     Transfer of the execution of criminal judgments
                                                        Article 67 - 69

   CHAPTER 6     Narcotic drugs                         Article 70 - 76

   CHAPTER 7     Firearms and ammunition                Article 77 - 91

TITLE IV         The Schengen Information System        Article 92 - 119
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   CHAPTER 1     Setting up of the Schengen Information System
                                                        Article 92

   CHAPTER 2     Operation and utilization of the Schengen Information
                 System                                 Article 93 - 101

   CHAPTER 3     Protection of personal data and security of data under
                 the Schengen Information System        Article 102 - 118

   CHAPTER 4     Apportionment of the costs of the Schengen Information
                 System                                 Article 119

TITLE V          Transport and movement of goods        Article 120 - 125
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TITLE VI         Protection of personal data            Article 126 - 130
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TITLE VII        Executive Committee                    Article 131 - 133
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TITLE VIII       Final Provisions                       Article 134 - 142
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                                FINAL ACT
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                             JOINT STATEMENT
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by the Ministers and State Secretaries meeting in Schengen on 19 June 1990


UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION

C O N V E N T I O N
from 19 June 1990

APPLYING THE SCHENGEN AGREEMENT OF 14 JUNE 1985 BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE STATES OF THE BENELUX ECONOMIC UNION, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, ON THE GRADUAL ABOLITION OF CHECKS AT THEIR COMMON BORDERS

The Kingdom of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, hereinafter called the Contracting Parties,

Taking as their basis the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders,

Having decided to implement the intention expressed in that agreement of bringing about the abolition of checks at their common borders on the movement of persons and facilitating the transport and movement of goods,

Whereas the Treaty establishing the European Communities, supplemented by the Single European Act, provides that the internal market shall comprise an area without internal frontiers,

Whereas the aim pursued by the Contracting Parties coincides with that objective, without prejudice to the measures to be taken to implement the provisions of the Treaty,

Whereas the implementation of that intention requires a series of appropriate measures and close co-operation between the Contracting Parties,

Have agreed as follows: Next: Title I


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