Legal Affairs, Schengen

Emmanuel Bichet
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Section Head

Emmanuel Bichet – Minister
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 29

Contact: Sarah Diffels
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 02

Marie Papon
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JAI Schengen (Police and Legal Cooperation), Free Movement of Persons

Marie Papon – First Secretary
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 34

Contact: Nathalie Lecras
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 19

Jonas Montani
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JAI Schengen (Migration, Dublin / Asylum)

Daniel Michel – First Secretary
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 46

Contact: Nathalie Lecras
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 19

Chantal Delli
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JAI Schengen (External Borders, MFF)

Kristina Hubacher – First Secretary
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 55

Contact: Nathalie Lecras
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 19

Milica Meili-Bourlon
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JAI Schengen (Visas, Short Stays, Migration)

Milica Meili-Bourlon – First Secretary
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 69

Contact: Nathalie Lecras
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 19

Tiziano Balmelli
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General Institutional and Legal Questions, Court of Justice of the European Union

Vacant – Legal Advisor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 08

Contact: Leonita Memaj
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 10

Institutional and legal issues – autonomous adoption of EU law (acquis)

Around 120 bilateral agreements govern extensive market access between Switzerland and the EU as well as close cooperation in key areas, such as research, security, the environment and culture

Schengen/Dublin – a common border

The Schengen Association Agreement facilitates travel between Switzerland and the EU by eliminating identity controls at the internal borders of the Schengen Area