Statewatch report:
"From the Schengen Information System to SIS II and the Visa Information System (VIS): the proposals explained"


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Council documents

Council conclusions (19 February 2004) on Visa Information System, 5831/04 (Presse 37) [see pp.15-20]

Plan of Approach for the discussion and approval of the SIS II functions, 5117/04, 7.1.04

Draft agreement between Eurojust and Europol, 15829/03, 9.12.03

Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders, 14766/03, 13.11.03

Consultation by Poland for a Council Decision on the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, including in the fight against terrorism, 11309/03, 10.7.03

Council Decisions concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, including the fight against terrorism, 10054/03, 24.6.03 and 10055/03, 24.6.03

Adoption of a draft Council Decision and a draft Council Regulation concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, including the fight against terrorism, 10056/03, 4.6.03 and 10056/03 ADD 1, 16.6.03

Development of SIS II, 9808/03, 26.5.03

Summary of [working party] discussions, 6387/03, 25.2.03

Enlargement - EU internal implementing arrangements for the interim period, 15171/02, 10.12.02

Eurojust's access to the SIS, 14037/02, 8.11.02

Schengen Information Systems applications for EUROJUST, 13389/02, 22.10.02

Table of hits recorded by the SIRENE Bureaux Period:1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001, 12150/02, 2.10.02

Eurojust's access to the SIS, 11653/02, 30.7.02

Council Decisions concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, in particular in the fight against terrorism, 9407/02, 11.6.02 and 9408/02, 11.6.02

(Legal) Issues raised during the last session of the EU Working Party SIS in relation to access to the SIS for Europol, 9323/02, 28.5.02

Summary of working party discussions, 7939/02, 15.4.02

Europol access to SIS, 6890/02, 5.3.02

Use of SIS alerts under Article 99(3) of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement in the fight against terrorism, 6307/1/02, 18.2.02

Summary of working party discussions, 6386/02, 15.2.02

Requirements for SIS related to the Action Plan against Terrorism, 5696/02, 5.2.02

SIS II Feasibility study, 11527/1/01, 30.11.01

List of competent authorities which are authorised to search directly the data contained in the Schengen Information System pursuant to Article 101(4) of the Schengen Convention 5002/2/00, 25.10.2000

Vehicle registration authorities - direct access to SIS, 12803/99,10.11.99

Official Journal

Council Decision of 28 February 2002 setting up Eurojust with a view to reinforcing the fight against serious crime, OJ 2002 L 63/1

Council Regulation (EC) No 2424/2001 of 6 December 2001 on the development of the second generation Schengen Information System, OJ 2001 L 328/4

Council Decision 2001/886/JHA of 6 December 2001 on the development of the second generation Schengen Information System, OJ 2001 L 328/1

Commission documents

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. Development of the Schengen Information System and possible synergies with a future Visa Information System, COM (2003) 771, 11.12.03

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament, COM (2001) 720, 18.12.01

Statewatch News Online

SIS II takes ominous shape, Statewatch News Online, March 2002

Europol to be given access to the S.I.S., then custody? Statewatch news Online, March 2002

EU plans to extend the Schengen Information System, Statewatch news Online, November 2001

Where now for accountability in the EU? Statewatch News online, March 2001

SIS II: technical innovation a pretext for more data and more control, Statewatch bulletin, vol 11 no 1, Jan-Feb 2001


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