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Schengen Zone Expansion Finally Confirmed

Brussels, 6 December - EU interior minister gave the final green light on Thursday to the expansion of the Schengen no-border zone to nine countries, including Slovenia, which will create a 24-country area stretching over 3.6m sq. kilometres in which EU citizens will be able to travel without passports.

Brussels, Belgium
EU interior ministers, among them Slovenia's Dragutin Mate (centre) and Slovakia's Roberk Kalinak (left), confirm the expansion of the Schengen zone.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
EU interior ministers, among them Slovenia's Dragutin Mate (centre), Slovakia's Roberk Kalinak (left) and Czech Ivan Langer, confirm the expansion of the Schengen zone.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
EU interior ministers, among them Slovenia's Dragutin Mate (left) and Slovakia's Roberk Kalinak, confirm the expansion of the Schengen zone.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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