CM1710 Note on the definition of third-country nationals in the Commission’s ECRIS-TCN proposal

In June 2017 the Commission proposed to establish a centralized system, the ECRIS-TCN, for the exchange of criminal record data on convicted third-country nationals and stateless persons (COM(2017)344 final). The definition of a ‘third country national’ in Article 3 (g) of the proposal includes also Union citizens with a double nationality, whose second nationality is from a third state. The Meijers Committee explains why the wide definition of third-country national in this proposal is in breach of Union law.


CM1709 Brief inzake het voorstel COM (2016) 7 tot wijziging van het Kaderbesluit inzake ECRIS (European Criminal Records Information System)

De Commissie Meijers wil uw aandacht vragen voor de behandeling van het voorstel COM (2016) 7 van 19 januari 2016 tot wijziging van het Kaderbesluit inzake ECRIS (European Criminal Records Information System) en het recentere voorstel COM (2017) 344 van 29 juni 2017 tot invoering van een centraal ECRIS-TCN.


CM1708 Comments on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

ETIAS is an instrument, proposed by the European Commission for “strengthening integrated border management and enhancing internal security.” The proposed ETIAS system is intended for individuals who are citizens of countries that are not under a visa requirement and who wish to travel to Europe. The Meijers Committee would like to express its concerns with regard to this proposal and recommends postponing the adoption of this proposal, allowing a prior debate on the need and management of interoperability.


CM1707 Brief over de formatieonderhandelingen

De Commissie Meijers stuurt een brief met betrekking tot de verkennende gesprekken tot vorming van een nieuw kabinet. Onderdeel van de gesprekken zijn volgens de media opname in een regeerakkoord van ‘Turkijedeals’: afspraken met landen buiten Europa, naar voorbeeld van die met Turkije, over het direct terugnemen van asielzoekers en migranten. Tevens zou volgens de berichtgeving sprake zijn over het inrichten van asielprocedures buiten de Europese Unie (external processing).


CM1706 Note on the EU law aspects of PNR in public transport

The PNR Directive (2016/681) entered into force on May 24, 2016, and EU Member States have two years to implement the directive. An international official working group from the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom is currently discussing the expansion of PNR data to other forms of public transport, such as international trains, international buses and maritime transport. The Meijers Commission hereby sends a note with considerations of the EU legislation that should be taken into account when deciding on such an extension.