International law

Austrian Officers to Assist Document Checks at Bucharest Airport Following Schengen Entry

Romania's Schengen accession on March 31 brings about notable changes at Bucharest's Henri Coanda International Airport as Austrian officers will collaborate with Romanian counterparts in passport and document scrutiny. The collaboration aims to enhance border security and streamline identity verification processes for travelers entering the Schengen zone.

The consequences of the Athens Declaration

The Athens Declaration signed by the president of Turkey and the Greek prime minister is a political text that does not legally bind the two parties. This is explicitly stated in its text itself, which emphasizes in its penultimate order: "This Declaration does not constitute an international agreement binding upon the Parties under international law.