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Regulation on a European Travel Information and Authorisation System: Presidency proposes compromises to Member States
30.3.17
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A document produced by the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU suggests a number of compromises for a substantial part of the proposed Regulation for a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), which will be used to vet individuals who don't require visas to visit the EU in a similar manner to the United States' Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA).

See: NOTE from: Presidency to: Working Party on Frontiers/Mixed Committee: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and amending Regulations (EU) No 515/2014, (EU) 2016/399, (EU) 2016/794 and (EU) 2016/1624 (7223/17, LIMITE, 22 March 2017, pdf)

"Delegations will find in the annex to this note compromise text proposals submitted by the Presidency on the above-mentioned subject.

Those Presidency text proposals cover Articles 30 to 82 (except Articles 41 and 67a).

Changes are highlighted in bold underline and strikethrough in relation to ST 14082/16."

The Council is currently working towards its position for negotiations with the European Parliament, and it is foreseen that Member States will agree on a text by June 2017. See: Council: Progress report on EES and ETIAS (Statewatch News Online, 28 March 2017)

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