The informal deal between Parliament and Council negotiators on new measures to improve interoperability of EU information systems, was confirmed by Civil Liberties MEPs on Tuesday.

The new rules aim to improve data exchange between EU information systems used in security, border and migration management. They will facilitate the tasks of border guards, migration officers, police officers and judicial authorities by providing them with more systematic and faster access to various EU security and border-control information systems.

Read more about the informal agreement reached on 5 February here.

Next steps

Civil Liberties MEPs backed the deal regarding borders and visa information systems by 43 in favour, 11 against, no abstentions and the agreement on police and judicial cooperation, asylum and migration information systems by 44 in favour, 10 against, no abstentions.

The agreed texts now needs to be formally approved by the Parliament as a whole and the Council of the EU before entering into force.