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Revision of the Schengen Information System for border checks [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Costica Dumbrava (1st edition),

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The Schengen Information System (SIS) is a large-scale information database that supports external border control and law enforcement cooperation in the Schengen states. It enables competent authorities, such as police and border guards, to enter and consult alerts on wanted or missing persons and lost or stolen property.

In December 2016, the European Commission put forward a legislative package containing several proposals aimed at responding more effectively to new migration and security challenges. One focuses on improving and extending the use of the SIS in the field of border checks. It provides for more effective use of fingerprints and facial images in the SIS and would oblige Member States to record all entry bans issued to third-country nationals staying illegally in their territory. The package also includes proposals to revise the rules of the SIS in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and to establish a new role for the SIS in the return of third-country nationals staying illegally in the territory of a Member State.

Versions

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of border checks, amending Regulation (EU) No 515/2014 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006
Committee responsible: Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

COM(2016) 882
21.12.2016

procedure ref.: 2016/0408(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Not yet appointed
Shadow rapporteurs:

 

Not yet appointed

 

Next steps expected: Initial discussions in committee

Stage: EESC

Detections of illegal crossings of EU external borders (in millions)SIS alerts (in millions)

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