The transition to Schengen

  • 2008-01-09
  • Interview by Steve Roman
The Baltic states' accession to the Schengen zone on Dec. 21 was marked with an appropriate amount of pomp and ceremony across the region. Beyond the speeches and fireworks, however, there was real work being done at the borders 's a culmination of a process that began even before the Baltics joined the EU. To look back on how the transition to Schengen went and get a glimpse of the post-accession border situation, The Baltic Times spoke to Lieutenant Colonel Raivo Terve, chief of the Border Security Department of the Estonian Border Guards.First off, how did the Dec. 21 transition go?...
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