Croatia has received the green light from the European Parliament to enter Schengen | Tech US News

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BRUSSELS, Nov 10 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Thursday cleared the way for Croatia to be admitted to the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone, leaving the final decision in the hands of EU government leaders.

The DZ voted with a majority of 534 to 53 to abolish the remaining border controls between the Schengen area and Croatia.

The final decision will now have to be taken by the EU Council, which consists of 27 heads of EU government, which already confirmed last December that Croatia meets all the criteria for entry into the Schengen area.

“The city of Croatia is in Schengen. The criteria have been met. The European Parliament has given the green light. Now the EU Council must implement it,” European Parliament President Roberta Metsola wrote in a tweet after the vote.

The Schengen area is the largest passport-free area in the world, allowing unrestricted movement of people between 26 European countries.

Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Alison Williams

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