New measures to strengthen border controls

20 November 2015

INTERPOL welcomes the decision for all EU external border control points to be connected to INTERPOL’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents.

These measures have been decided by EU ministers following the Paris terror attacks in order to strengthen border controls. They will be introduced by March 2016. EU ministers also call for all EU states to carry out systematic registration, including fingerprinting, of third country nationals illegally entering the Schengen area, and to perform systematic security checks with INTERPOL.