False documents and identity fraud are often detected at the external borders of the EU.

A sharp increase in the fraudulent use of documents in the Schengen area in recent years has led to a European Commission proposal to reinforce the European Border and Coast Guard’s capacity to tackle this issue with a system, called False and Authentic Documents Online, which will help EU Member States rapidly share images of genuine, false and forged documents.

MEPs approved a Report on this issue drawn up by EPP Group MEP Roberta Metsola.

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