Schengen Information System

    • Strengthening Schengen

      Strengthening Schengen

      The Council adopted last Monday the Commission's proposal to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS), which is Europe's most widely used information sharing system for migration, security and border management, the EU press service reported. A political priority for 2018-2019 and a key element for the future interoperability of EU information systems, the reinforced SIS will help border guards and police to better track down dangerous criminals and terrorists.

    • SIS adapted to new challenges

      SIS adapted to new challenges

      New alerts on unknown persons who are wanted in connection with serious crimes and terrorism proposed MEPs in the upgraded Schengen Information System that they backed on 24 October during the plenary session in Strasbourg. Indeed, they adopted three draft regulations that will bring up to date the Schengen Information System (SIS), vastly used for security and border management in Europe. Just in the last year, the system was used in 30 countries across Europe and was consulted 5.2 billion times.