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2019/0001(COD) Conditions for accessing the other EU information systems

Progress: Awaiting committee decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead LIBE LENAERS Jeroen (icon: EPP EPP) MORAES Claude (icon: S&D S&D), TUDORACHE Dragoş (icon: Renew Renew), BREYER Patrick (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), BERG Lars Patrick (icon: ID ID), BUXADÉ VILLALBA Jorge (icon: ECR ECR), PELLETIER Anne-Sophie (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Former Responsible Committee LIBE
Committee Opinion AFET
Committee Opinion TRAN
Former Committee Opinion AFET
Former Committee Opinion TRAN
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 082-p1, TFEU 087-p2

Events

2019/09/24
   EP - LENAERS Jeroen (EPP) appointed as rapporteur in LIBE
2019/01/17
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2019/01/07
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to define the technical amendments necessary to fully set up the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).

PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.

BACKGROUND: Regulation (EU) 2018/1240 of the European Parliament and of the Council created the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) for third-country nationals exempt from the requirement to be in possession of a visa when crossing external borders. It laid down the conditions and procedures to issue or refuse a travel authorisation.

ETIAS shall determine the eligibility of visa-exempt third-country nationals prior to their travel to the Schengen Area and whether such travel poses a security, irregular migration or high epidemic risk.

The ETIAS Regulation provides that the personal data contained in the applications will be compared with the data contained in records, files or alerts:

- in alerts recorded in other EU information systems or databases (the ETIAS Central System, the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Visa Information System (VIS), the Entry/Exit System (EES) or Eurodac), and the European Criminal Records Information System for third-country nationals (ECRIS-TCN);

- in Europol data;

- in the Interpol databases (the Interpol Stolen and Lost Travel Document database (SLTD) or the Interpol Travel Documents Associated with Notices database (TDAWN)).

Not all data are collected or recorded in the same way in the other EU information systems and Europol data. For instance, ‘first names of parents of applicants’ are collected by ETIAS, but not in most of the other systems to be queried by ETIAS.

In order to enable the verification referred to in Article 20 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1240, it is necessary to amend the legal acts establishing the European Union's information systems to ensure interoperability with ETIAS. Without this interoperability, ETIAS cannot enter into service.

CONTENT: the proposal defines the technical amendments necessary to fully set up the ETIAS system. It amends the legal acts establishing the EU information systems that are necessary for establishing their relation with ETIAS.

Consequently, it amends Regulation (EU) 2018/1862 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council ( ECRIS-TCN ), which has been the subject of a political agreement between the co-legislators, in order to connect the ETIAS central system to other EU information systems and Europol data and to specify the data to be exchanged with these EU information systems and with Europol data.

As compared to the ETIAS Regulation, this proposal only specifies in more details which data is to be compared to which data in the other EU information systems and provides with the necessary amendments as regards granting access rights to those other systems to ETIAS Central and National Units.

The proposal builds on the Schengen acquis on the crossing of external borders and visas. It therefore takes into account the consequences of the various protocols and agreements signed with the associated countries.

History

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

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  • name: MORAES Claude group: Group of Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats abbr: S&D
  • name: TUDORACHE Dragoş group: Renew Europe group abbr: Renew
  • name: BREYER Patrick group: Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance abbr: Verts/ALE
  • name: BERG Lars Patrick group: Identity and Democracy abbr: ID
  • name: BUXADÉ VILLALBA Jorge group: European Conservatives and Reformists Group abbr: ECR
  • name: PELLETIER Anne-Sophie group: Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left abbr: GUE/NGL
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  • name: LENAERS Jeroen date: 2019-09-24T00:00:00 group: Group of European People's Party abbr: EPP
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              • body: EC dg: Migration and Home Affairs commissioner: AVRAMOPOULOS Dimitris
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              • type: Responsible Committee body: EP associated: False committee_full: Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee: LIBE date:
              • type: Former Responsible Committee body: EP associated: False committee_full: Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee: LIBE date:
              • type: Committee Opinion body: EP associated: False committee_full: Foreign Affairs committee: AFET date:
              • type: Committee Opinion body: EP associated: False committee_full: Transport and Tourism committee: TRAN date:
              • type: Former Committee Opinion body: EP associated: False committee_full: Foreign Affairs committee: AFET date:
              • type: Former Committee Opinion body: EP associated: False committee_full: Transport and Tourism committee: TRAN date:
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              • date: 2019-01-07T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2019/0003/COM_COM(2019)0003_EN.pdf title: COM(2019)0003 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2019&nu_doc=0003 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to define the technical amendments necessary to fully set up the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council. BACKGROUND: Regulation (EU) 2018/1240 of the European Parliament and of the Council created the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) for third-country nationals exempt from the requirement to be in possession of a visa when crossing external borders. It laid down the conditions and procedures to issue or refuse a travel authorisation. ETIAS shall determine the eligibility of visa-exempt third-country nationals prior to their travel to the Schengen Area and whether such travel poses a security, irregular migration or high epidemic risk. The ETIAS Regulation provides that the personal data contained in the applications will be compared with the data contained in records, files or alerts: - in alerts recorded in other EU information systems or databases (the ETIAS Central System, the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Visa Information System (VIS), the Entry/Exit System (EES) or Eurodac), and the European Criminal Records Information System for third-country nationals (ECRIS-TCN); - in Europol data; - in the Interpol databases (the Interpol Stolen and Lost Travel Document database (SLTD) or the Interpol Travel Documents Associated with Notices database (TDAWN)). Not all data are collected or recorded in the same way in the other EU information systems and Europol data. For instance, ‘first names of parents of applicants’ are collected by ETIAS, but not in most of the other systems to be queried by ETIAS. In order to enable the verification referred to in Article 20 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1240, it is necessary to amend the legal acts establishing the European Union's information systems to ensure interoperability with ETIAS. Without this interoperability, ETIAS cannot enter into service. CONTENT: the proposal defines the technical amendments necessary to fully set up the ETIAS system. It amends the legal acts establishing the EU information systems that are necessary for establishing their relation with ETIAS. Consequently, it amends Regulation (EU) 2018/1862 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council ( ECRIS-TCN ), which has been the subject of a political agreement between the co-legislators, in order to connect the ETIAS central system to other EU information systems and Europol data and to specify the data to be exchanged with these EU information systems and with Europol data. As compared to the ETIAS Regulation, this proposal only specifies in more details which data is to be compared to which data in the other EU information systems and provides with the necessary amendments as regards granting access rights to those other systems to ETIAS Central and National Units. The proposal builds on the Schengen acquis on the crossing of external borders and visas. It therefore takes into account the consequences of the various protocols and agreements signed with the associated countries.
              • date: 2019-01-17T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
              procedure
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              2019/0001(COD)
              title
              Conditions for accessing the other EU information systems
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              COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
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              Legislation
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              Awaiting committee decision
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              LIBE/9/00415