Addendum




Ireland

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Schengen acquis provisions relating to the Visa Information System in Bulgaria and Romania
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
A8-0286/2017:


Lynn
BOYLAN
 (absent)
Matt
CARTHY
 FOR (+) I voted in favour of this file. It allows Bulgaria and Romania to access, on a read-only basis, the EU Visa Info System in order to control the legality of visa-holders crossing through their territory.
Nessa
CHILDERS
 FOR
Deirdre
CLUNE
 FOR (+) I supported the LIBE Committee report (A8-0286/2017) on Schengen acquis provisions relating to the Visa Information System in Bulgaria and Romania.
Brian
CROWLEY
 (excused)
Luke Ming
FLANAGAN
 FOR (+) Since 2011 the Council has concluded that Bulgaria and Romania, following all the relevant Schengen evaluations and criteria, have fulfilled all their obligations under the Schengen acquis . However, as the full participation of each Member State in the Schengen acquis depends on a unanimous Council decision, which in this case has not yet been reached, Bulgaria and Romania are still not considered ‘full Schengen members’.
With this act, the Council aims to give the relevant Bulgarian and Romanian authorities to the Visa Information System (until now accessible only by full Schengen Member States). This access is limited to reading the information therein, as opposed to processing it in any way or downloading etc. Having such access, the relevant authorities of the two MS can more easily manage the passage of Schengen visa holders through their borders or will be in a better position to check whether the visa used by a traveller is a fake one, and they can use the information while in the process of issuing national visas.
I voted in favour.
Marian
HARKIN
 FOR (+) I approved of this proposal, which grants Bulgaria and Romania access to the visa information system (VIS). The proposal establishes an entry/exit system (EES), which is a precondition for the application of the free travel zone in Europe.
Brian
HAYES
 FOR
Seán
KELLY
 FOR (+) I voted in favour of this report, which allows for passive access only for Bulgaria and Romania concerning certain provisions of the Schengen acquis on the Visa Information System (VIS). Visa authorities of Bulgaria and Romania will have access to the VIS for consultation in read-only mode for examination of short-stay visa applications in accordance with their relevant national law.
Mairead
McGUINNESS
 FOR
Liadh
NÍ RIADA
 FOR (+) . – We voted in favour of this file, allowing those in Bulgaria and Romania to access, on a read-only basis, the EU Visa Info System (in order to control the legality of visa-holders crossing through their territory, amongst others).