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Proposal for a Regulation establishing a centralised system for the identification of Member States holding conviction information on third country nationals and stateless persons (TCN) to supplement and support the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS-TCN system) and amending Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 - Note with questions (LIMITE doc 8984-18, 18 May 2018, pdf):

"Delegations will find an updated four column table in 8983/18. All texts in blue have provisionally been agreed upon in the technical meeting, following 'green light' in the Working Party. It is assumed that Member States are still happy with these texts, so that they can be turned green at the next trilogue, which is foreseen for 6 June."

See: 8983-18 (LIMITE doc, 127 pages, 18 May 2018, pdf): Multicolumn document: State of play.

Selected issues (LIMITE do no 8767-18, 14 May 2018, pdf):

"While substantial progress has been made in order to reach an agreement, one issue – regarding dual nationals – continues to pose a problem in the negotiations. (...)

The European Parliament is strongly opposed to including in the central system identity information of EU-nationals who also have the nationality of a third country ("dual nationals")."

8767-ADD 1 (LIMITE doc, 16 May 2018, pdf):

"Further to informal contacts with the European Parliament, and in relation with question 3 in 8767/18, the Presidency invites Member States to reflect on the following compromise solution for the issue of "dual nationals": (...) While dual nationals will, for the time being, not be included in the ECRIS-TCN system, the Commission will be asked to carry out a study on the advisability of inclusion of dual nationals in the ECRIS-TCN system in the future."

8670-18: Note with questions (LIMITE doc, 8 May 2018, pdf)

8669-18 (LIMITE doc, 8 May 2018, pdf): Previous 4-column document

Previous coverage

ECRIS-TCN trilogue discussions: four-column document and Council position on EP amendments (Statewatch News)

Centralised biometric database for convicted non-EU nationals also part of "interoperability" agenda (Statewatch News)

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