EU: Council of the European Union: Visa Code and Database border checks


- VISA CODE: Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Union Code on Visas (Visa Code) (recast) (LIMITE doc no; 10026-16, 183 pages, pdf): 4-column document with the Commission Proposal, the positions of the Council, the European Parliament position and the "compromise" position. Changes to the original Commission proposal are marked in bold.

This Regulation establishes the conditions and procedures for issuing visas for intended stays on the territory of the Member States not exceeding 90 days in any 180 days period.

- DATABASE CHECKS AT BORDERS: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 as regards the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders (LIMITE doc no: 11082-26, pdf) 4-column document with the Commission Proposal, and the positions of the Council, European Parliament and the "compromise" position: Outlines five key issues including only checks on the Schengen Information System and insertion of a "Sunset clause":

"The EP wishes to delete the words “relevant Union and national databases” in Article 7(2)(b), which means that the verification of a person enjoying the right of free movement under Union law would only be carried out in the SIS."

"The EP proposes a the temporary validity of this Regulation “sunset clause” of five years (final provisions, Article 2 (3rd column)."

 

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