State of Schengen Report 2023

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Series Details COM (2023) 274
Publication Date 16/05/2023
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Communication adopted by the European Commission on 16 May 2023, comprising its second annual State of Schengen Report.

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This report identifies existing challenges and recommends priority actions for the way forward as a starting point of the second annual Schengen cycle. This cycle was established with the 2021 Schengen Strategy, which aims to ensure a regular health check on the state of Schengen. It also serves as basis for political discussions and steer at the upcoming Schengen Council.

The document identifies the key elements of the new governance model for the Schengen area, takes stock of the implementation of the Schengen Strategy overall as well as its individual components and sets out the priorities for the Schengen area in 2023-2024. It also addresses the European Commission's legal obligations to report on the situation as regards the absence of internal border controls, the results of Schengen evaluations, and the state of implementation of recommendations.

This Communication was adopted by the European Commission on 16 May 2023.

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European Commission: DG Migration and Home Affairs: Schengen, borders and visa
European Commission: Press Release, 16/05/2023: 2023 State of Schengen: achievements and key priorities ahead

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