The abolition of controls on the movement of persons at the internal borders of the Member States is a relatively recent phenomenon which began with the entry into force, in 1995, of the agreement’s implementation of the Schengen Agreement on the Elimination of obstacles to the free movement of persons. This international treaty drawn up by a group of Member States and, initially, alien to the Community institutional structure was the first step to put in common the issues relating to the control of migratory flows which has led that it has led to the emergence of an incipient Community immigration policy.

Revista d’Estudis Autonòmics i Federals

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Andreu Olesti Rayo, Professor of public international law at the University of Barcelona