European Parliament approves Croatia’s admission to Schengen zone

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“The European Parliament has cleared the way for the admission of Croatia to the bloc’s passport-free Schengen zone, leaving the final decision in the hands of the EU’s government leaders. With a 534-53 majority, the parliament on Thursday voted in favour of lifting the remaining border controls between the Schengen area and Croatia. A final decision will now have to be taken by the EU Council, consisting of the EU’s 27 government leaders, which in December last year already confirmed that Croatia had met all criteria to apply for access to the Schengen Area. … The Schengen Area is the world’s largest passport-free zone, allowing the unrestricted movement of people between 26 European countries.” (11/10/22)