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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Posts Tagged ‘Schengen Information System’

SIS II starts its operations today

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 aprile 2013

“an enormous improvement for the security of EU citizens”, MEPs say The second generation of the Schengen Information System (SIS II) starts operating today, 9 April 2013. Its implementation will protect the free movement of citizens, reinforcing their security.Commenting on the start of operations of SIS II, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs rapporteur Carlos Coelho (EPP, PT) and other Members of the European Parliament that have worked on this file, Ioan Enciu (S&D, RO) and Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE), said:”The Schengen Information System is by far the most important instrument for the security of the Schengen area, which is rightly considered the backbone of a Europe without borders and the area of freedom, security and justice. Today (9th of April) the second generation of the Schengen Information System will start operating – it is expected to operate 365 days a year, 24 hours per day.The Members of the European Parliament that have worked as rapporteurs and shadows on this file would like to highlight this major achievement. For several years, we have upheld the need for the establishment of a second generation of the SIS (so-called SIS II), not only because it will end the intergovernmental management and create a real European Schengen Information System.

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Schengen governance and technology: MEPs and experts to debate state of play

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 marzo 2013

Plans for reforming the rules governing the Schengen border check-free area, its current functioning and possible enlargement will be debated at a Civil Liberties Committee hearing on Schengen and border management on Wednesday and Thursday. Other issues to be discussed include the latest technological developments and the new “smart border” proposals.Free movement of citizens, considered one of the main achievements of the European integration, is today ensured in an area encompassing EU member states (except for the UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania), Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.The hearing on Schengen will start on Wednesday at 17.00 with the state of play regarding Schengen governance, including an intervention by European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, and Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter.It will continue the next day at 9.00 with a state of play on technology, including the Schengen Information System (SIS) II, the Visa Information System (VIS) and biometric passports as well as further developments including the latest proposals on smart borders.

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