Agreement reached by the Council of the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway on the association of countries in the implementation, implementation and development of the Schengen acquis – Final Act “The Council agrees that all issues relating to the implementation of the agreement with Iceland and Norway will be placed on the agenda of the Joint Committee in due course. Before the Joint Committee meets, the Presidency, if it deems it necessary or at the request of a delegation or the Commission, convenes a meeting of the relevant body of the Council to determine whether a particular issue should not be referred to the Joint Committee or whether another particular issue should be considered or resolved in the first place within the Union (for example. B visa or other issues that are not necessarily subject to the association procedure under Article 6 of the Schengen Protocol). If the EU adopts a new legislation important to the Dublin Schengen acquis, Switzerland will have to decide whether it wants to adopt it, in accordance with Switzerland`s direct parliamentary and democratic processes. Since the signing of the agreements in 2004, the EU has notified Switzerland of more than 250 other developments in the Schengen acquis. In most cases, content is limited in technical nature or scope and the Federal Council can give direct consent or review it. Parliament has only had to approve the adoption of about 35 legal developments, some of which are currently being approved by parliament. CONSIDERING the purpose and purpose of the Luxembourg Agreement to ensure the maintenance of the existing regime between the five Nordic states, in accordance with the agreement on the abolition of passport controls at the internal borders of the Nordic Passport Union, signed in Copenhagen on 12 July 1957, as soon as the Nordic Member States of the European Union participate in the regime of abolition of controls of persons at the internal borders in accordance with the Schengen agreement; 2. This agreement does not in any way affect future agreements to be concluded by the European Community with Iceland and/or Norway, or on the basis of Articles 24 and 38 of the Treaty on the European Union. In December 1996, two non-EU states, Norway and Iceland, signed an association agreement with the countries that signed the Schengen accession agreement.

Although this agreement never entered into force, the two countries were part of the Schengen area following similar agreements with the EU. [9] The Schengen Agreement itself was not signed by non-EU states. [10] In 2009, Switzerland officially concluded its accession to the Schengen area by adopting an association agreement by referendum in 2005. [11] 26.10.2004 Signing of the agreements (within the framework of the bilateral agreements II) The Council recalls the negotiations on the Association Agreement of the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway on the implementation – application and development of the Schengen acquis and, in the spirit of their participation in the decision-making process in the areas covered by the agreement, and in order to improve the smooth functioning of the agreement, has fully implemented the work of the committees, which assist the European Commission in exercising its executive powers. That is why the European Community is ready to commit itself, as soon as necessary, to conclude appropriate agreements for the association of Iceland and Norway in the work of these committees. CONSIDERING that, since the signing of the Luxembourg Agreement of 19 December 1996 between the 13 Member States of the European Union that signed the Schengen Agreements and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway, these latter two States have participated in discussions on the implementation, implementation and development of the Schengen Agreements and related provisions; “Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data (OJ L 199 of 11.12.1995, p. (2) JO L 281, 23.11.1995, p.