With the signing on 14 June 1985 of the Schengen Agreement, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands agreed that they would gradually remove controls at their common borders and int
Today, the European Parliament and the Council found a political agreement on the Commission's proposals to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS II).
The system is Europe's most widely used information sharing system for security and border management. The system was consulted over 5 billion times in 2017 alone.
Subject to its formal ratification, the newly strengthened SIS will help national border guards better monitor who is crossing our borders; support police and law enforcement officials in capturing dangerous criminals and terrorists; and offer greater protection for missing children and vulnerable adults – all in line with the EU’s new data protection rules.
Commissioner Avramopoulos and Commissioner King welcomed today’s agreement with the following Joint Statement.