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2017/0011(NLE) Schengen Information System (SIS): application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in Croatia

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead LIBE MELO Nuno (icon: PPE PPE)
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2018/11/06
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2018/11/06
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2018/11/06
   CSL - Council Meeting
2017/04/05
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/04/05
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 620 votes to 64, with 10 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System in the Republic of Croatia.

In line with its Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Parliament approved , without amendment, the Commission proposal.

Documents
2017/03/24
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted the report by Nuno MELO (EPP, PT) on the proposal for a Council decision on the application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System in Croatia.

The committee called on the European Parliament to approve, as presented, the Commission proposal.

Members recalled that in line with Article 4(2) of Croatia's Act of Accession to the European Union certain provisions of the Schengen acquis are already applicable in Croatia from the date of accession, while other provisions only apply pursuant to a Council Decision to that effect after verification that the necessary conditions for the application of all parts of that acquis have been met. This verification is done in accordance with the relevant Schengen evaluation procedures.

This draft decision concerning the application of the provisions relating to the Schengen Information System (SIS) in Croatia is a very first step towards lifting checks at the EU internal borders to Croatia.

Documents
2017/03/23
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2017/03/09
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2017/03/09
   EP - Responsible Committee
2017/02/13
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2017/01/18
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to provide for the application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in Croatia.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: in line with Croatia's Act of Accession to the European Union, certain provisions of the Schengen acquis are already applicable in Croatia from the date of accession, while other provisions only apply pursuant to a Council Decision to that effect after verification that the necessary conditions for the application of all parts of that acquis have been met.

This verification is done in accordance with the relevant Schengen evaluation procedures.

Council Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013 , establishing an evaluation and monitoring mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis , provides for these Schengen evaluation procedures. In line with the Regulation, the Commission has established a multiannual evaluation programme 2014 - 2019 and an annual evaluation programme for 2016 providing for the evaluation of Croatia.

The Schengen evaluation in the area of the SIS can only take place when the SIS has been put into operation in Croatia. Therefore, it is required that the Council adopts a Decision on putting into effect the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of SIS in Croatia .

The Council is only able to take such a Decision after Croatia has made the necessary technical and legal arrangements, including some relating to data protection, to process SIS data and exchange supplementary information.

Accordingly, a Schengen evaluation to verify the level of data protection in Croatia was carried out in February 2016.

Following the positive opinion of the Schengen Committee on 6 October 2016, and the statement by the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) that the Croatian national system (N.SIS) is ready to integrate into the SIS, it is therefore now possible for the Council to set the date from which the Schengen acquis in the area of the SIS shall apply in Croatia .

This is the aim of this proposal.

CONTENT: with this proposed Decision, a date shall be set by the Council for the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System ('SIS'), as referred to in the Annex to this Decision, to be applied in Croatia.

Until checks at internal borders with Croatia are lifted, Croatia:

shall not be obliged to refuse entry into or stay on its territory to third-country nationals for whom an alert has been issued by another Member State for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 ; shall refrain from entering into the SIS alerts and additional information as well as from exchanging supplementary information on third-country nationals for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 .

Documents

Votes

A8-0073/2017 - Nuno Melo - Vote unique

2017/04/05 Outcome: +: 620, -: 64, 0: 10
DE PL IT ES RO GB FR NL BE SE CZ PT HU BG FI SK HR DK IE AT LT SI EL LV EE LU MT CY
Total
90
50
61
52
31
65
68
25
19
19
19
20
17
15
13
13
11
11
10
18
9
8
21
7
6
5
5
5
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Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Malta PPE

2

Cyprus PPE

1
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173

Netherlands S&D

3

Czechia S&D

3

Croatia S&D

2

Denmark S&D

2

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Lithuania S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Cyprus S&D

2
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67

Italy ECR

2

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

1
2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

1

Greece ECR

Against (1)

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1
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64

Romania ALDE

3

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Portugal ALDE

1

Bulgaria ALDE

3

Croatia ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1
2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

3

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1
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46

Italy Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Hungary Verts/ALE

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

3

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For (1)

1

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For (1)

1

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1

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47

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

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3

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

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2

Portugal GUE/NGL

For (1)

4

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1

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For (1)

1

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39

Germany EFDD

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Poland EFDD

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Germany ENF

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History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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      • PURPOSE: to provide for the application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in Croatia.

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

        ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

        BACKGROUND: in line with Croatia's Act of Accession to the European Union, certain provisions of the Schengen acquis are already applicable in Croatia from the date of accession, while other provisions only apply pursuant to a Council Decision to that effect after verification that the necessary conditions for the application of all parts of that acquis have been met.

        This verification is done in accordance with the relevant Schengen evaluation procedures. 

        Council Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013, establishing an evaluation and monitoring mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis, provides for these Schengen evaluation procedures. In line with the Regulation, the Commission has established a multiannual evaluation programme 2014 - 2019 and an annual evaluation programme for 2016 providing for the evaluation of Croatia.

        The Schengen evaluation in the area of the SIS can only take place when the SIS has been put into operation in Croatia. Therefore, it is required that the Council adopts a Decision on putting into effect the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of SIS in Croatia

        The Council is only able to take such a Decision after Croatia has made the necessary technical and legal arrangements, including some relating to data protection, to process SIS data and exchange supplementary information.

        Accordingly, a Schengen evaluation to verify the level of data protection in Croatia was carried out in February 2016.

        Following the positive opinion of the Schengen Committee on 6 October 2016, and the statement by the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) that the Croatian national system (N.SIS) is ready to integrate into the SIS, it is therefore now possible for the Council to set the date from which the Schengen acquis in the area of the SIS shall apply in Croatia.

        This is the aim of this proposal.

        CONTENT: with this proposed Decision, a date shall be set by the Council for the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System ('SIS'), as referred to in the Annex to this Decision, to be applied in Croatia.

        Until checks at internal borders with Croatia are lifted, Croatia:

        • shall not be obliged to refuse entry into or stay on its territory to third-country nationals for whom an alert has been issued by another Member State for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006;
        • shall refrain from entering into the SIS alerts and additional information as well as from exchanging supplementary information on third-country nationals for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006.
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      PURPOSE: provide for the application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in Croatia.

      PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

      ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

      BACKGROUND: in line with Croatia's Act of Accession to the European Union, certain provisions of the Schengen acquis are already applicable in Croatia from the date of accession, while other provisions only apply pursuant to a Council Decision to that effect after verification that the necessary conditions for the application of all parts of that acquis have been met.

      This verification is done in accordance with the relevant Schengen evaluation procedures. 

      Council Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013, establishing an evaluation and monitoring mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis, provides for these Schengen evaluation procedures. In line with the Regulation, the Commission has established a multiannual evaluation programme 2014 - 2019 and an annual evaluation programme for 2016 providing for the evaluation of Croatia.

      The Schengen evaluation in the area of the SIS can only take place when the SIS has been put into operation in Croatia. Therefore, it is required that the Council adopts a Decision on putting into effect the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of SIS in Croatia

      The Council is only able to take such Decision after Croatia has made the necessary technical and legal arrangements, including relating to data protection, to process SIS data and exchange supplementary information.

      Accordingly, a Schengen evaluation to verify the level of data protection in Croatia was carried out in February 2016.

      Following the positive opinion of the Schengen Committee on 6 October 2016, and the statement by the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) that the Croatian national system (N.SIS) is ready to integrate into the SIS, it is therefore now possible for the Council to set the date from which the Schengen acquis in the area of the SIS shall apply in Croatia.

      This is the aim of this proposal.

      CONTENT: with this proposed Decision, a date shall be set by the Council for the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System ('SIS'), as referred to in the Annex to this Decision, to be applied in Croatia.

      Until checks at internal borders with Croatia are lifted, Croatia:

      • shall not be obliged to refuse entry into or stay on its territory to third-country nationals for whom an alert has been issued by another Member State for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006;
      • shall refrain from entering into the SIS alerts and additional information as well as from exchanging supplementary information on third-country nationals for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006.
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      PURPOSE: to provide for the application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in Croatia.

      PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

      ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

      BACKGROUND: in line with Croatia's Act of Accession to the European Union, certain provisions of the Schengen acquis are already applicable in Croatia from the date of accession, while other provisions only apply pursuant to a Council Decision to that effect after verification that the necessary conditions for the application of all parts of that acquis have been met.

      This verification is done in accordance with the relevant Schengen evaluation procedures. 

      Council Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013, establishing an evaluation and monitoring mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis, provides for these Schengen evaluation procedures. In line with the Regulation, the Commission has established a multiannual evaluation programme 2014 - 2019 and an annual evaluation programme for 2016 providing for the evaluation of Croatia.

      The Schengen evaluation in the area of the SIS can only take place when the SIS has been put into operation in Croatia. Therefore, it is required that the Council adopts a Decision on putting into effect the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of SIS in Croatia

      The Council is only able to take such a Decision after Croatia has made the necessary technical and legal arrangements, including some relating to data protection, to process SIS data and exchange supplementary information.

      Accordingly, a Schengen evaluation to verify the level of data protection in Croatia was carried out in February 2016.

      Following the positive opinion of the Schengen Committee on 6 October 2016, and the statement by the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) that the Croatian national system (N.SIS) is ready to integrate into the SIS, it is therefore now possible for the Council to set the date from which the Schengen acquis in the area of the SIS shall apply in Croatia.

      This is the aim of this proposal.

      CONTENT: with this proposed Decision, a date shall be set by the Council for the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System ('SIS'), as referred to in the Annex to this Decision, to be applied in Croatia.

      Until checks at internal borders with Croatia are lifted, Croatia:

      • shall not be obliged to refuse entry into or stay on its territory to third-country nationals for whom an alert has been issued by another Member State for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006;
      • shall refrain from entering into the SIS alerts and additional information as well as from exchanging supplementary information on third-country nationals for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006.
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      • PURPOSE: provide for the application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in Croatia.

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

        ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

        BACKGROUND: in line with Croatia's Act of Accession to the European Union, certain provisions of the Schengen acquis are already applicable in Croatia from the date of accession, while other provisions only apply pursuant to a Council Decision to that effect after verification that the necessary conditions for the application of all parts of that acquis have been met.

        This verification is done in accordance with the relevant Schengen evaluation procedures. 

        Council Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013, establishing an evaluation and monitoring mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis, provides for these Schengen evaluation procedures. In line with the Regulation, the Commission has established a multiannual evaluation programme 2014 - 2019 and an annual evaluation programme for 2016 providing for the evaluation of Croatia.

        The Schengen evaluation in the area of the SIS can only take place when the SIS has been put into operation in Croatia. Therefore, it is required that the Council adopts a Decision on putting into effect the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of SIS in Croatia

        The Council is only able to take such Decision after Croatia has made the necessary technical and legal arrangements, including relating to data protection, to process SIS data and exchange supplementary information.

        Accordingly, a Schengen evaluation to verify the level of data protection in Croatia was carried out in February 2016.

        Following the positive opinion of the Schengen Committee on 6 October 2016, and the statement by the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) that the Croatian national system (N.SIS) is ready to integrate into the SIS, it is therefore now possible for the Council to set the date from which the Schengen acquis in the area of the SIS shall apply in Croatia.

        This is the aim of this proposal.

        CONTENT: with this proposed Decision, a date shall be set by the Council for the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of the Schengen Information System ('SIS'), as referred to in the Annex to this Decision, to be applied in Croatia.

        Until checks at internal borders with Croatia are lifted, Croatia:

        • shall not be obliged to refuse entry into or stay on its territory to third-country nationals for whom an alert has been issued by another Member State for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006;
        • shall refrain from entering into the SIS alerts and additional information as well as from exchanging supplementary information on third-country nationals for the purposes of refusing entry or stay in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006.
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