brussels - Access to one of the 26 Schengen countries will in future cost 5 euros, as it is up to the European Commission. Adults from countries without visa requirements for the free travel zone must first submit an application online. When that after being removed is not adopted all kinds of databases, the trip is canceled. Such a system already exists for example in the US, Canada and Australia.
A first control in the country of origin contribute to the security, the EU's executive board says on European travel and-autorisatiesysteem (ETIAS). The proposal of over seventy pages Wednesday presented by Vice-President Frans Timmermans, is owned by the ANP.
ETIAS the central database would come under management of the European border and coast guard. Member States shall carry out a risk analysis and decide on the request. The costs are in addition to 212 million development cost an estimated 85 million euros. This is more than covered by the income.
President Jean-Claude Juncker announced the proposal in September. Countries like Germany and France had insisted because of the terrorist attacks in Europe. EU Commissioner Julian King (Safety) spoke earlier of a valuable additional piece of the puzzle in the fight against terrorism.
The Netherlands is in favor of such a system, provided a good look at the costs, benefits and legal aspects. From leaked documents show that experts have strong doubts. EU ministers discuss the plan Friday.
The measure will apply to the 1.4 billion population of about sixty countries exempted from visa requirements for the EU, such as the US, Canada, Malaysia, Paraguay.\n \n \n advertisement
The Schengen area includes 22 EU countries plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The EU countries, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria are not matter. However, they are not covered by the ETIAS system. The British may have as they exit from the EU.