Interoperability between EU information systems: Council adopts regulations

15 May 2019 11:49 AM

Yesterday, the Council adopted two regulations establishing a framework for interoperability between EU information systems in the area of justice and home affairs. Easier information sharing will considerably improve security in the EU, allow for more efficient checks at external borders, improve detection of multiple identities and help prevent and combat illegal migration. All this while safeguarding fundamental rights.

Interoperability between information systems will allow the systems to complement each other, help facilitate the correct identification of persons and contribute to fighting identity fraud. The regulations establish the following interoperability components:

The systems covered by the two regulations provide support for national authorities in the areas of security, border and migration management, visa processing and asylum. The new regulations do not modify the rights of access as set out in the legal basis relevant for each European information system, but will ease and improve information sharing.

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Infographic – How interoperable databases will boost Europe's security

The EU is developing 4 new tools so that authorities can better access and share information across the EU.

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