Third Schengen Forum
The third Schengen Forum convened on 2 June 2022, following the publication of the New State of Schengen Report 2022 (→ separate news item). The Commission, Members of the European Parliament, Home Affairs Ministers, and other stakeholders, such as EU agencies and non-governmental organisations discussed the state of the Schengen area and the new priorities for 2022-2023 on the basis of the report. Discussions in the Forum focused on:
- The management of EU’s external borders and the means to strengthen the European integrated border management;
- The need for internal border controls to remain an exceptional measure of last resort in light of recent CJEU rulings;
- The reinforcement of police cooperation in order to ensure internal security.