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Subject:  Re: Retiring to Scotland Date:  1/6/2004  4:35 PM
Author:  Aranknitter Number:  1733 of 5089

That's interesting to know. I had totally misunderstood the consequences of the Schengen agreement.

The only practical effect of the Schengen Accord is that British citizens must carry their passports in other EU countries, and other EU citizens must carry their passports in Britain.

The countries that are in the Schengen Accord do not require this - i.e. French people do not need to carry a French passport to get around in Germany.

That's really about it. Schengen should NOT be confused with the 1992 dropping of all internal movement and trade barriers within the EU. Britain has never had a problem wit