Legal Affairs, Schengen

Emmanuel Bichet
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Section Head

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

Contact: Marianne Gindroz
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 10

David Urwyler
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JAI Schengen (Police and Legal Cooperation)

David Urwyler – Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 34 

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

Daniel Michel
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Migration, Dublin / Asylum

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

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

Kristina Hubacher
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JAI Schengen (Visas, Short Stays, External Borders)

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

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

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General Institutional and Legal Questions, Court of Justice of the European Union, Free Movement of Persons

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

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

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