Slovenian National Assembly

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the use of the Schengen Information System for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals

Scrutiny details

Subsidiarity deadline: 30/05/2017
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 05/05/2017

Subsidiarity Concern:

No Important information to exchange

No Veto

Information on parliamentary scrutiny

The Committee on the Interior, Public Administration and Local Self-Government discussed the proposal at its 52nd extraordinary meeting of 3 May 2017.

And at it's 126th meeting of 5 May 2017 the Committee on EU Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the following Position:

The Republic of Slovenia supports the adoption of a new regulation on the use of the Schengen Information System for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals, since it will contribute to greater transparency in the enforcement of return decisions and therefore reduce the grey area of third-country nationals illegally staying in EU’s territory. The Republic of Slovenia would, however, like to see that in the further process of adopting the regulation, an extensive assessment of the effects on the protection of personal data is carried out with regard to certain provisions, particularly the possibility of processing fingerprints, palm prints and facial images of persons crossing the external border.

It believes that some of the terms used in the proposal are not sufficiently precise, therefore, during the negotiations it will aim to achieve a more precise definition thereof. The Republic of Slovenia will thus particularly strive for a clear definition of the term "external borders" on the basis of definitions already adopted in EU legal acts. Likewise, it is necessary to define the authorities with a right of access to SIS.

As regards mutual recognition and the enforcement of return decisions issued by other Member States, the Republic of Slovenia believes that this issue should be clearly defined and that the allocation of costs incurred in the enforcement of such decisions should be adequately regulated at EU level. Provisions should also be made for dealing with third-country nationals whose removal is difficult or impossible to enforce.

In the negotiations on the Proposal for a Regulation, the Republic of Slovenia will rely on the protection of fundamental human rights and will respect the principles of the protection of personal data, in particular the principle of proportionality.

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