EU: New rules on Europol and the Schengen Information System: latest Council text


The rules would create a new type of "information alert in the interest of the Union," to be entered in the Schengen Information System following a proposal from Europol, with the aim of discreetly gathering information on third-country nationals.

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The latest version of the Council's preferred text was recently circulated to national delegations. While the operative part of the text itself is unchanged from the previous version (available via the link to the July story, below), this version of the document includes proposed amendments to the recitals.

See: NOTE from: Presidency to: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1862 on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters as regards the entry of alerts by Europol (10862/1/21 REV 1, LIMITE, 2 September 2021, pdf)

For more information on the the implications of the new rules, see our previous article: Spying on foreign nationals: member states want to stay in the driving seat (23 July)

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