21 December 2012 will mark five years since Slovenia joined the Schengen area.

At the end of 2007 Slovenia abolished controls at the internal land and sea borders with the European Union member states and on 30 March 2008 controls were also lifted at the air borders.

For our country this was a historic occasion as it made our ties with Europe even tighter. At the same time we took on a very responsible task ? protecting the joint external border on behalf of all member states in accordance with the Schengen standards. 

 

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