BRUSSELS - Improvements to the database with which people who want Europe of entries to be checked, to ensure that terrorists and other criminals are identified faster and more often. The European Commission presented a proposal Wednesday to technical and operational strengthening the so-called Schengen Information System (SIS). That should ensure that Member States and EU agencies to work together better and use more information about high-risk individuals.
The system contains 70 million records and was consulted 2,9 million times in 2015, a billion more than the year before. EU Commissioner Julian King (Safety) is convinced that attackers are quickly broken up by the proposed improvements. An evaluation shows according to him, that the SIS has been a resounding success. ' But there is still much to be done. ''
The proposal clearly agreed who should consult the system and the data will be tightened. There will be a new category for ' wanted persons unknown '.
Further alarm beaten by traveling children at risk of being kidnapped. This also applies if stolen or forged travel documents are used. States are also obliged to enter the names of people who are subject to a refusal of access to the passport-free Schengen zone.