The Council of the EU accepted Croatia into Schengen Area From IFX

Croatia became the 27th member of the Schengen area on Thursday following a decision in Brussels by the EU Council on Justice and Home Affairs, French newspaper Le Figaro announced.

This decision, The publication reports with reference to the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, will come into force on January 1, 2023.

At the same time, the media notes, the applications of Bulgaria and Romania to join the free movement zone are still unsatisfied.

The Schengen area began its existence in March 1995, when border controls were abolished at the internal borders between seven states: Belgium, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and France.

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