Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: ECRIS

  • Privileged third country: EU security cooperation with Great Britain after Brexit

    Privileged third country: EU security cooperation with Great Britain after Brexit

    British authorities continue to participate in many EU instruments in the area of justice and home affairs, and cooperation in some cases even goes further than with the Schengen states Norway, Iceland or Switzerland. The exit from Europol and the Schengen Information System could strengthen the secret services. With its withdrawal from the European Union, […]

  • Brexit agreement: Close EU police cooperation with the UK continues

    Brexit agreement: Close EU police cooperation with the UK continues

    British authorities retain access to the EU-wide exchange of PNR data and are allowed to query biometric records in EU member states. Additional agreements regulate close cooperation with Europol and the rapid extradition of wanted persons. However, the UK must leave Europe’s largest manhunt database. Even after Brexit, Britain retains an important place in the […]

  • Query on Suspicion: German EU Council Presidency wants Criminal Records Index

    Query on Suspicion: German EU Council Presidency wants Criminal Records Index

    For the second time, the German Federal Criminal Police Office is leading an EU pilot project that aims to enable cross-border queries of police files. This could affect not only police suspects but also their associates or victims. The Federal Ministry of the Interior has been pursuing the project since the German EU Presidency in […]

  • Upgrade for the Schengen Information System

    Upgrade for the Schengen Information System

    The European Union is restructuring its police database landscape. Existing systems are being merged and supplemented by new ones. The number of authorised users is also increasing. Following technical changes, the relevant Council working groups are now being reorganised. The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems (eu-LISA) has carried out an […]