Fajon elected head of EU Parliament's Schengen task force
"It is high time to make a step forward, as the Schengen Area has been threatened for too long by the reinstatement of unjustified internal border controls," said Fajon, who is a member of the LIBE.
Fajon, who is serving her third MEP term, understands the formation and chairmanship of the task force as an expression of trust in the European Parliament in terms of supervision of implementation of legislation in the Schengen Area.
She announced that the task force would also be examining whether Croatia meets the conditions to enter the Schengen Area and would be in direct touch with the European commissioner for home affairs in doing so.
According to Fajon, she and the commissioner nominee Ylva Johansson "share common ambitions - to re-establish the space of free movement and manage migrations effectively," the MEP was quoted by her office.
In the previous term of the European Parliament, Fajon was the rapporteur for the package of Schengen, migration and asylum legislation.