Council of the European Union: Eurodac access & Joint Action Days

- Extending LEAS access to Eurodac database: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of [Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person] , for identifying an illegally staying third-country national or stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States' law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes (recast) - Conditions for access for law enforcement purposes (LIMITE doc no: 11943, pdf):

"It has also been clear during these examinations that many delegations would be in favour of simplified and broader access of law enforcement authorities to Eurodac...

the Presidency would like to seek delegations' views on the following questions:

While there seems to be a broad agreement that the provisions relating to law enforcement access in the proposal should be amended,

• Do delegations agree that the provisions relating to access of law enforcement authorities to Eurodac should be simplified and broadened, and which concrete measures would you suggest?"

• Do you consider that the access of law enforcement should be enlarged to other criminal acts, besides prevention, detection and investigation of terrorism and other serious offences, and if so, how would you define these other acts?"

See also: Stronger and Smarter Information Systems for Borders and Security (COM 205-16, pdf)

- Preliminary evaluation of the Joint Action Days 2016 and strategic discussion on the planning of the Joint Action Days 2017 (LIMITE doc no: 12027-16.pdf)

"Delegations will find enclosed a Europol note providing a preliminary evaluation of the Joint Action Days 2016 and requesting strategic guidance from COSI on the planning of the Joint Action Days 2017...[including]

Two crime areas - trafficking in human beings (THB) and facilitated illegal migration - were targeted with actions carried out in dozens of key geographical hotspots (airports, border crossing points, etc.). Law enforcement authorities, immigration services and labour services from 21 countries joined forces for this operation. This was the first time that labour inspectors across the EU cooperated so closely with law enforcement authorities in a coordinated way to identify, safeguard and protect victims of labour exploitation."

And see: Definition of Joint Action Days (JADs) (LIMITE doc no: 8127-16, pdf)


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