Highlights

Highlights of the week

Smart Borders: better control of travellers

Smart Borders

Smart Borders: better control of travellers

A new electronic Entry-Exit System to register all non-EU citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay will be voted on in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on Wednesday. Both visa-required and visa-exempt travellers will have to register their name, type of travel document, biometrics and the date and place of entry and exit. The EPP Group welcomes the new system which will allow for the effective management of authorised short-stays, increased automation at border controls, and improved detection of document and identity fraud. In order to improve security in the EU, the EPP Group insists on giving access to law enforcement once the system becomes operational.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845624 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175624
  • Hana Bambasová, tel:  +32 484 278 754

Providing support for stability and peace in third countries

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Providing support for stability and peace in third countries

On Tuesday, Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee will give the green light to the use of EU funds to help the security forces in third countries to help the development and stability of the region. Authored by Arnauld Danjean MEP, the Report on the establishment of the Instrument for Peace and Stability provides for the deblocking of €100m from the EU budget for the period 2017-2020. These funds could be used, for example, to purchase non-lethal equipment for the security forces in Mali or the Central African Republic. We firmly believe that there cannot be development without security and therefore this proposal comes at a good time.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845852 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175852
  • Agata Byczewska, tel:  +32 473 841 093

Chairman's agenda

EPP Group October I Plenary Briefing

Chairman's agenda

Saturday: CSU Party congress, Viechtach/Bavaria

Sunday: Participation in a panel discussion, University of Passau/Bavaria

Monday: Participation at the meeting of the CSU Members of the German Bundestag, Kloster Banz/Bavaria

Tuesday:

- meeting with Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region

- meeting with local politicians from Ireland and Northern Ireland

- meeting with Romanian PNL Party leader Ludovic Orban

Wednesday: Meeting with Europol Director Rob Wainwright

Thursday:

- speech at Bavarian Federation of Cooperatives, Unterschleißheim/Bavaria

- meeting with Romani Rose, Roma Council President

- participation at a panel discussion on the future of Europe, Munich

From Sunday on: visit of the EPP Group Presidency to Mexico

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