Legal Affairs, Schengen

©FDFA
Valériane Michel © FDFA

Second Deputy Head
Head of Division Security Policy, Legal Affairs, Schengen

Valériane Michel - Minister
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 29        

Contact: Oxel Suarez
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 01 

©FDFA
Lukas Lanzrein © FDFA

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

Lukas Lanzrein - Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 08

Contact: Oxel Suarez
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 01

©FDFA
Petra Sigrist © FDFA

JHA Counsellor (external borders, fonds, visa)

Petra Sigrist – Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 47

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

 

Camille Dubois
Camille Dubois © FDFA

JHA Counsellor (police and judicial cooperation, data protection)

Camille Dubois – Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 34

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

Hélène Minacci
Hélène Minacci © FDFA

JHA Counsellor (asylum, returns, external migration policy)

Hélène Minacci – Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 69

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

Vera Strickler
Vera Strickler © FDFA

JHA Counsellor (police cooperation, data exchange, interoperability)

Vera Strickler – 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

 

Institutional and legal issues – autonomous adoption of EU law (acquis)

At its meeting on 26 May, the Federal Council undertook an overall evaluation of the outcome of the negotiations on the institutional framework agreement (InstA). It concluded that there remain substantial differences between Switzerland and the EU on key aspects of the agreement.

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