Statewatch article: RefNo# 32317
EU: Meijers Committee on the Smart Borders proposals
Statewatch News Online, May 2013
The Meijers Committee advises the members of the European Parliament to vote against the Smart Borders proposals and expresses deep concerns with respect to the:

- proportionality and practical feasibility of the proposals;
- coherence of the proposals with existing databases;
- applicable standards of data protection for the data subjects;
- conditions for transmission of personal data to third countries;
- broad discretion as regards the issuing of the registered traveler status;
- proposed amendments in the Schengen Borders Code;
- possible access to the Entry/Exit System for law enforcement purposes.

See: Meijers Committee note to the European Parliament on the Smart Borders proposals (pdf)

Smart Borders proposals:
- Proposal for a Regulation establishing an Entry/Exit System (COM 2013 95, pdf)
- Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 (COM 2013 96, pdf)
- Proposal for a Regulation establishing Registered Traveller Programme (COM 2013 97, pdf)

See also: Borderline: The EU's New Border Surveillance Initiatives: Assessing the Costs and Fundamental Rights Implications of EUROSUR and the "Smart Borders" Proposals (pdf) - A study by the Heinrich Böll Foundation written by Ben Hayes and Mathias Vermeulen.

© Statewatch ISSN 1756-851X. Personal usage as private individuals/"fair dealing" is allowed. We also welcome links to material on our site. Usage by those working for organisations is allowed only if the organisation holds an appropriate licence from the relevant reprographic rights organisation (eg: Copyright Licensing Agency in the UK) with such usage being subject to the terms and conditions oof that licence and to local copyright law. Statewatch is not responsible for the content of external websites and inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement.


Click here to return to your search results
For a print friendly version click here
To start a new search, click here
To return to the Statewatch home page click here
Statewatch, PO Box 1516, London N16 0EW, UK. Tel: + 44 (0)207 697 4266 Fax: + 44 (0)208 880 1727 email office@statewatch.org