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eu-LISA Welcomes Council Working-Groups - COSI and CATShttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-Welcomes-Council-Working-Groups---COSI-and-CATS.aspxeu-LISA Welcomes Council Working-Groups - COSI and CATS21/07/2017 15:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On Friday 21 July, eu-LISA welcomed in the headquarters of the Agency the members of the Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) and the Coordinating Committee in the Area of Police and Juridical Cooperation in Criminal Matters (CATS). </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Executive Director <strong>Krum Garkov </strong>greeted<strong> </strong>the joint delegation of around 30 members of the Council of the European Union two working groups, operating in the area of home affairs and justice. Presentations were given by the Head of the General Coordination Unit <strong>Mailis Pukonen </strong>and the Head of the Operations Department <strong>Bernard Kirch</strong> who highlighted the tasks and responsibilities of eu-LISA, operating the current EU large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice, as well as the enhanced mandate of the Agency, proposed by the European Commission on 29 June, currently discussed by the co-legislators.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The visit into eu-LISA was part of the meetings under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The joint informal meeting of COSI and CATS took place on 20 and 21 July. eu-LISA was represented at this meeting by the Executive Director, who gave a presentation about the interoperability solutions for large-scale IT systems, and the Head of the General Coordination Unit. </p><p>​ </p><p>eu-LISA Contacts:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">e-mail: <a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">press@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>for general information: </em><a href="mailto:info@eulisa.europa.eu"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">info@eulisa.europa.eu</em></a></p>
eu-LISA welcomes Commissioner Avramopoulos and Minister Anvelt to discuss interoperabilityhttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-welcomes-Commissioner-Avramopoulos-and-Minister-Anvelt-to-discuss-interoperability.aspxeu-LISA welcomes Commissioner Avramopoulos and Minister Anvelt to discuss interoperability06/07/2017 21:00:00<p>On Friday 7 July, a meeting of the eu-LISA Executive Director <strong>Krum Garkov</strong> with EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship <strong>Dimitris Avramopoulos</strong> and the Estonian Minister of the Interior <strong>Andres Anvelt</strong> took place in Tallinn, in the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice.</p><p>The meeting focused on the enhanced mandate of the Agency, proposed by the European Commission on 29 June now being discussed by the co-legislators and on interoperability of the IT systems under eu-LISA's responsibility. </p><p><br></p> <p>eu-LISA Contacts:</p><p>e-mail: <a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">press@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p><p>for general information: <a href="mailto:info@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">info@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p><p><br></p>
eu-LISA at the JHA Council meeting in Tallinnhttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-at-the-JHA-Council-meeting-in-Tallinn.aspxeu-LISA at the JHA Council meeting in Tallinn05/07/2017 17:00:00<p>On Thursday 6 July and Friday 7 July, an informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers will be held in Tallinn under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Over two days, ministers will focus on the security and safety of Europe, one of the main concerns of people and a priority of the presidency. </p><p>eu-LISA will attend the sessions on migration and interoperability, both important areas of the Agency's responsibilities. eu-LISA is in charge of large-scale IT systems that support EU law enforcement cooperation as well as border and migration management. The Agency will have an instrumental role in achieving interoperability amongst the existing IT systems as well as developing and managing the new systems as soon as the updated mandate of eu-LISA becomes approved by the co-legislators. </p><p>Ministers will reflect also on the future of e-justice. The need for secure, sustainable and interoperable electronic information tools to further develop the European area of Justice is gaining ever more importance. eu-LISA will also attend the related working event.</p><p>There will be live coverage of the meeting by the Estonian Public Broadcasting tomorrow starting at 08.00 local time (07.00 CET), which can be followed at: <a href="http://www.err.ee/"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">www.err.ee</span></a>.</p><p> </p><p>Background:</p><ul><li><p><a href="https://www.eu2017.ee/political-meetings/JHA"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">JHA Council meeting on 6-7/07/2017, Tallinn</span></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://www.eu2017.ee/videos/priorities-estonian-presidency-council-european-union"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union</span></a></p></li></ul><ul><li><p><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-security/20170629_proposal_for_a_regulation_on_eulisa_en.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">EC proposal for the enlarged mandate of eu-LISA</span></a></p></li></ul><p><br></p><p>Contact:</p><p>e-mail: <a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">press@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p><p>mob: +372 588 78 668</p><p>for general information: <a href="mailto:info@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">info@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p>
Croatia becomes part of the Schengen Information System (SIS)http://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Croatia-becomes-part-of-SIS.aspxCroatia becomes part of the Schengen Information System (SIS)27/06/2017 16:00:00<p>​As of today, Croatia is connected to the Schengen Information System (SIS), the most widely used information sharing system for security and border management in Europe. Croatia will now be able to exchange information with other Member States through SIS on persons wanted in relation to terrorism and other serious crimes, missing persons and certain objects such as stolen vehicles, firearms and identity documents. This will further enhance information exchange between Member States and will contribute to the security of all European citizens. Croatia's integration into SIS will also help reduce waiting time at land borders between Croatia and Slovenia - with both Member States having access to SIS II, there will no longer be a need for checks against databases on both sides of the border.</p><p>The Commission had <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-17-93_en.htm"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">proposed</span></a> the gradual integration of Croatia into the SIS on 18 January 2017, with the Council adopting the Commission proposal on 25 April 2017 and setting the date for the entry into operation for 27 June 2017. In December 2016, the Commission presented a <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-16-4427_en.htm"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">legislative proposal</span></a> to further strengthen the operational effectiveness of the Schengen Information System by improving the security and accessibility of the system and including new alert categories as well as the obligation for Member States to create SIS alerts in cases related to terrorist offences.</p><p>The addition of Croatia now brings the total number of Members States and Associated Countries that use SIS to 30. Further to these EU Agencies Europol and Eurojust also have access to the system.<br> </p><p>The second generation of the Schengen Information System (SIS II) is one of the large-scale IT systems that have been entrusted to eu-LISA.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Further readings: <a href="/Publications/Information%20Material/SIS%20II_EN_web.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">SIS II Information Leaflet</span></a><br></p><p><br></p><p>Source: <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"><span> </span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"><a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-17-1805_en.htm"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-17-1805_en.htm</span></a><br></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"></span></span><br></p>

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