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Security Union: Political Agreement reached on a stronger Schengen Information System

Security Union: Political Agreement reached on a stronger Schengen Information System

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.

Croatia becomes part of the Schengen Information System (SIS)

Croatia becomes part of the Schengen Information System (SIS)

As of today, Croatia is connected to the Schengen Information System (SIS), the most widely used information sharing system for security and border management in Europe. Croatia will now be able to exchange information with other Member States through SIS on persons wanted in relation to terrorism and other serious crimes, missing persons and certain objects such as stolen vehicles, firearms and identity documents. This will further enhance information exchange between Member States and will contribute to the security of all European citizens.

The UK cooperates with European states on law enforcement

The UK cooperates with European states on law enforcement

On 13 April 2015 the Schengen Information System (SIS) – a key tool for national authorities to cooperate to fight terrorism and serious organised crime – becomes operational in the UK. The integration of the UK, which was put into effect by the Council as from 13 February, could only be accomplished thanks to intensive preparatory work by all participating states and eu-LISA, the EU agency responsible for the operational management of the SIS.

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A measurable unique, physical characteristic or personal behavioural trait used to recognize the identity, or verify the claimed identity, of a person.

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