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  • Changed: Schengen Borders Code REGULATION (EU) 2017/458 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 15 March 2017 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/399 as regards the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders (4/7/2017)

    On 7 March 2017, the Council adopted a regulation amending the Schengen borders code to reinforce checks against relevant databases at the external borders. The amendment obliges member states to carry out systematic checks against relevant databases on all persons, including those enjoying the right of free movement under EU law (i.e. EU citizens and members of their families who are not EU citizens) when they cross the external borders. The databases against which checks will be carried out include the Schengen Information System (SIS) and Interpol's database on stolen and lost travel documents (SLTD). The checks will also enable member states to verify that those persons do not represent a threat to public policy, internal security or public health. This obligation shall apply at all external borders (air, sea and land borders), both at entry and exit.

  • New: Schengen Borders Code (4/12/2016)

    The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have adopted a new Schengen Borders Code, which consolidates the former Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 and later legal acts that have been implemented into it. The new regulation was adopted on 9 March 2016, and entered into force today. The substantive law remains the same as before.

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