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EU develops new Entry/Exit System

03.07.17

The Entry/Exit System will start operating on the external borders of the European Union. The corresponding proposal has received political support from the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The system which has been developing since April 2016 will register data on the entry and exit of citizens of non-EU states when crossing the external borders of the EU.

This will allow for a better oversight of authorised short stays, detection of over-stayers and overall modernisation of EU external border management. Also the Entry-Exist System, together with the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), will contribute to enhancing external border control and internal security.

Earlier the systematic monitoring of all persons crossing the external borders of the EU, including EU citizens, was introduced. Also the formation of the European Border and Coast Guard was launched in order to assist the national border guard services of the EU countries whose borders coincide with the external borders of the European Union.    

The discussions on the proposal will now continue between the European Parliament and the Council at technical level before the jointly adopt its final version.

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