European Commission: Smart Borders package

Friday, October 4, 2013

The European Commission will be presenting its Smart Borders package to the upcoming Justice and Home Affairs Council of 7-8 March. The package includes three proposals for regulations:

-establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data of third country nationals crossing the external borders of the member states of the EU, which will record the time and place of entry and exit of third country nationals travelling to the EU, and will calculate the length of the authorised short stay in an electronic way.;
-establishing a Registered Travellers Program (RTP), which will allow certain groups of frequent travellers from third countries to enter the EU using simplified border checks;
-amending Schengen Borders Code as regards the use of  the EES and RTP.

The proposal of the Commission is available here.

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