The essence of the European Union and its broad principles are set out in the Treaty on European Union, and not in the first Schengen agreement. However, when they signed it on 14 June 1985, the five founder States stated:
"Aware that the ever closer union of the peoples of the Member States of the European Communities should find its expression in the freedom to cross internal borders for all nationals of the Member States and in the free movement of goods and services"
"Anxious to stren...

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