In 2011, the European Commission launched a “smart borders” policy to improve border security in the European Union. This includes the use of automated border controls (ABC). Among these automated border control systems, there are four main information systems; SIS, Eurodac, ETIAS and EES. The latter, EES, will replace the
Yesterday, the European Border and Coast Guard, tomorrow the establishment of an Entry/Exit System, the European Union keeps creating new instruments for border management. Facing an important increase of external border crossings, the European Union develops tools to facilitate and accelerate verification process. The European Commission recently presented a revised
To members of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
You are about to vote on the Proposal for a Regulation of Procedure of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data and refusal of entry data
September 22, 2015 – As the feasibility of the smart borders project is evaluated and while the public consultation on the subject is still ongoing, the Commission already seems to have some precise ideas for future propositions. One problem though: neither MEPs nor civil society have been informed.
23/24 February 2015 – An interparliamentary meeting gathering members of the LIBE Committee and national parliamentarians took place at the European Parliament in order to discuss the “Smart Border Package”.