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- Subject: Schengeren
- From: Heiko Recktenwald <UZS106@ibm.rhrz.uni-bonn.de>
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 17:24:16 +0100
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Im web ists nicht, anyway, viel Spass, der grosse Zusammenhang:
Formerly the 'Schengen Secretariat' might have been the Secretariat
of the Benelux Economic Union (Rue de la Regence 39, B-1000 Brussels,
Belgium, Tel.  (2) 519 38 11), because in the eighties the
Schengen Agreement had been deposited there.
Now it is likely to be integrated into the General Secretariat of
the Council (see notice #48 from the Cardiff Meeting):
Cardiff European Council - 15-16 June 1998 - Presidency Conclusions
V. Developing the union
Preparing to implement the treaty of amsterdam
46.Ratification of the Treaty of Amsterdam is well underway. The
European Council looks forward to its early entry into force.
47.Progress has been made in preparatory work to establish the CFSP
policy planning and early warning unit and consolidate relations
between the EU and the WEU. The Treaty of Amsterdam establishes that
the General Secretariat of the Council shall be under the
responsibility of a Secretary-General, High Representative for the
CFSP, assisted by a Deputy Secretary-General. So as to meet its
commitment at Amsterdam that the new Treaty should be fully
operational once it enters into force, the European Council
resolves to take the necessary decisions in this regard at its
meeting in Vienna.
48.In the light of the good progress which has been made towards
integrating the Schengen Secretariat into the General Secretariat
of the Council and determining the appropriate legal bases for
the Schengen acquis, the European Council looks forward to early
agreement on these issues. It also looks forward to agreement at
the next General Affairs Council on the mandate for negotiations
with Norway and Iceland, and urges their timely completion. It
calls on the Council and Commission to present to its meeting in
Vienna an Action Plan on how best to implement the provisions of
the Treaty of Amsterdam on an area of freedom and security and
Hope this helps.