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2021/0046(COD) Centralised system for the identification of Member States holding conviction information on third-country nationals and stateless persons (ECRIS-TCN)

Progress: Awaiting committee decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead LIBE SIPPEL Birgit (icon: S&D S&D) ZOIDO ÁLVAREZ Juan Ignacio (icon: EPP EPP), OETJEN Jan-Christoph (icon: Renew Renew), STRIK Tineke (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), KOFOD Peter (icon: ID ID), JAKI Patryk (icon: ECR ECR), BARRENA ARZA Pernando (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 016-p2, TFEU 074, TFEU 078-p2, TFEU 079-p2, TFEU 082-p1, TFEU 085-p1-a2, TFEU 087-p2, TFEU 088-p2-a1

Events

2021/11/16
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2021/04/29
   ES_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
2021/04/27
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
2021/03/22
   EP - SIPPEL Birgit (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in LIBE
2021/03/08
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading
2021/03/02
   EC - Legislative proposal
Details

PURPOSE: to allow access to the European Criminal Records Information System for third-country nationals (ECRIS-TCN) for the purpose of security checks introduced by the Regulation establishing screening of third-country nationals at external borders.

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: one of the legislative proposals accompanying the Commission's Communication of 23 September 2020 on a new Pact on Migration and Asylum is the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a screening of third-country nationals at the external borders for the purpose of determining whether a person is a threat to internal security or public policy.

The security checks as part of the screening should be at least of a similar level as the checks performed in respect of third country nationals that apply beforehand for an authorisation to enter the Union for a short stay, whether they are under a visa obligation or not.

Since access to the Entry/Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), the Visa Information System (VIS) and the European Criminal Records Information System for third country nationals (ECRIS-TCN) is necessary for the authorities designated to carry out the screening, the regulations establishing those databases need to be amended to provide for this additional access right.

CONTENT: the purpose of this proposal is to amend Regulation (EU) 2019/816 by adding a new provision allowing the designated authorities in the context of the screening to access and search the ECRIS-TCN database for records relating to persons who have been convicted for a terrorist offence or other serious criminal offences.

To this end, the proposal specifies the conditions of accessing the European Criminal Records Information System for third country nationals database which has been set up by an EU regulation with a view to ensure uniform application across the Union and legal certainty by avoiding divergent interpretations in the Member States with regard to the use of this central database.

In addition, the proposal complements the uniform rules on security checks during the screening as set out in the proposed Screening Regulation.

The proposal also amends Regulation (EU) 2019/818 by adding a new provision that allows designated authorities, in the context of screening, to access data stored in the common identity data repository (CIR).

Documents

History

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

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Amending Regulation 2019/816 2017/0144(COD) Amending Regulation 2019/818 2017/0352(COD)
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  • PURPOSE: to allow access to the European Criminal Records Information System for third-country nationals (ECRIS-TCN) for the purpose of security checks introduced by the Regulation establishing screening of third-country nationals at external borders.
  • 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: one of the legislative proposals accompanying the Commission's Communication of 23 September 2020 on a new Pact on Migration and Asylum is the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a screening of third-country nationals at the external borders for the purpose of determining whether a person is a threat to internal security or public policy.
  • The security checks as part of the screening should be at least of a similar level as the checks performed in respect of third country nationals that apply beforehand for an authorisation to enter the Union for a short stay, whether they are under a visa obligation or not.
  • Since access to the Entry/Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), the Visa Information System (VIS) and the European Criminal Records Information System for third country nationals (ECRIS-TCN) is necessary for the authorities designated to carry out the screening, the regulations establishing those databases need to be amended to provide for this additional access right.
  • CONTENT: the purpose of this proposal is to amend Regulation (EU) 2019/816 by adding a new provision allowing the designated authorities in the context of the screening to access and search the ECRIS-TCN database for records relating to persons who have been convicted for a terrorist offence or other serious criminal offences.
  • To this end, the proposal specifies the conditions of accessing the European Criminal Records Information System for third country nationals database which has been set up by an EU regulation with a view to ensure uniform application across the Union and legal certainty by avoiding divergent interpretations in the Member States with regard to the use of this central database.
  • In addition, the proposal complements the uniform rules on security checks during the screening as set out in the proposed Screening Regulation.
  • The proposal also amends Regulation (EU) 2019/818 by adding a new provision that allows designated authorities, in the context of screening, to access data stored in the common identity data repository (CIR).
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  • PURPOSE: to allow access to the European Criminal Records Information System for third-country nationals (ECRIS-TCN) for the purpose of security checks introduced by the Regulation establishing screening of third-country nationals at external borders.
  • 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: one of the legislative proposals accompanying the Commission's Communication of 23 September 2020 on a new Pact on Migration and Asylum is the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a screening of third-country nationals at the external borders for the purpose of determining whether a person is a threat to internal security or public policy.
  • The security checks as part of the screening should be at least of a similar level as the checks performed in respect of third country nationals that apply beforehand for an authorisation to enter the Union for a short stay, whether they are under a visa obligation or not.
  • Since access to the Entry/Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), the Visa Information System (VIS) and the European Criminal Records Information System for third country nationals (ECRIS-TCN) is necessary for the authorities designated to carry out the screening, the regulations establishing those databases need to be amended to provide for this additional access right.
  • CONTENT: the purpose of this proposal is to amend Regulation (EU) 2019/816 by adding a new provision allowing the designated authorities in the context of the screening to access and search the ECRIS-TCN database for records relating to persons who have been convicted for a terrorist offence or other serious criminal offences.
  • To this end, the proposal specifies the conditions of accessing the European Criminal Records Information System for third country nationals database which has been set up by an EU regulation with a view to ensure uniform application across the Union and legal certainty by avoiding divergent interpretations in the Member States with regard to the use of this central database.
  • In addition, the proposal complements the uniform rules on security checks during the screening as set out in the proposed Screening Regulation.
  • The proposal also amends Regulation (EU) 2019/818 by adding a new provision that allows designated authorities, in the context of screening, to access data stored in the common identity data repository (CIR).
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