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Interoperability: latest Council text of the proposed Regulation on borders and visa
11.5.18
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"Delegations will find hereafter the text of the proposal for the aforementioned Regulation, as revised by the Presidency, based on the outcome of discussions at DAPIX: interoperability of EU information systems on 17-18 April and 2 May 2018, as well as on delegations' written comments.

Changes to the Commission proposal are marked in bold italics and strikethrough.

New changes to the Commission proposal compared to ST 7651/18 are marked in bold italics underline and strikethrough underline.

Delegations are invited to note that the corresponding recitals will be adjusted at a later stage."

See: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a framework for interoperability between EU information systems (borders and visa) (8621/18, LIMITE, 8 May 2018, pdf)

Includes a number of footnotes listing Member States' scrutiny reservations.

Further reading

Interoperability: Member States want "substantial changes" to Entry/Exit System; questions raised over "red links" and the role of Frontex (9 May 2018)

Analysis: The “point of no return”: Interoperability morphs into the creation of a Big Brother centralised EU state database including all existing and future Justice and Home Affairs databases (pdf)

Fundamental Rights Agency: interoperability will give authorities unwarranted access to additional personal data (25 April 2018)

European Data Protection Supervisor: interoperability of biometric databases poses fundamental risks and must be widely debated (16 April 2018)

Briefing: The interoperability of Justice and Home Affairs databases (March 2018)

The legal proposals on interoperability are available here: "Interoperability": Plans to link all Justice & Home Affairs databases into one centralised system (17 December 2017)

EDPS "Reflection paper" on the interoperability of JHA databases poses fundamental questions (2 December 2017)

EU wastes no time welcoming prospect of Big Brother databases (15 May 2017)

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