The Establishment of an EU Entry/Exit System

23-05-2016

The impression is that the legislative scrutiny of the original 2013 package and the unusual opportunity for the proposals to be backed by, not one, but by two impact assessment exercises, have resulted in proposals that are very robustly evidence-based. The co-legislators' input in the examination of the 2013 Package allowed the second IA process to be more focused and more aware of potential practical and political pitfalls. To get to the preferred option, which is ultimately reflected in the proposals, the IA appears to follow a detailed, organised and systematic analysis based on a combination of sound qualitative and quantitative data and research. In particular, the proof of concept exercise provides a wealth of technical and field information that contributes substantial added value to the support of the decision-making process.  

The impression is that the legislative scrutiny of the original 2013 package and the unusual opportunity for the proposals to be backed by, not one, but by two impact assessment exercises, have resulted in proposals that are very robustly evidence-based. The co-legislators' input in the examination of the 2013 Package allowed the second IA process to be more focused and more aware of potential practical and political pitfalls. To get to the preferred option, which is ultimately reflected in the proposals, the IA appears to follow a detailed, organised and systematic analysis based on a combination of sound qualitative and quantitative data and research. In particular, the proof of concept exercise provides a wealth of technical and field information that contributes substantial added value to the support of the decision-making process.