Legal Affairs, Schengen

Stephan Lauper
Stephan Lauper © FDFA

Section Head

Stephan Lauper – Minister
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 29

Contact: Katelijne Kenis
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 02

Lukas Heinzer © EDA

JHA Counsellor (external borders, ISF, visa, police and judicial cooperation, terrorism)
  

Lukas Heinzer - Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 03

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

Christina Pfenniger
© EDA

JHA Counsellor (asylum, returns, external migration policy, human trafficking)

Nora Zumbühl – Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 69

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

Christina Pfenniger
© EDA

JHA Counsellor (police cooperation, data exchange, interoperability)

Roger Flury - Counsellor

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

Martin Michel
Martin Michel © FDFA

JHA Counsellor (European Border and Coast Guard, false documents)

Martin Michel - Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 70

Contact: Fiorella Lichtmannegger
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 36

Christina Pfenniger
© EDA

General institutional and legal questions, Court of Justice of the European Union, Free Movement of Persons, data protection, firearms

François Meier – Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 08

Contact: Katelijne Kenis
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