Procedure : 2018/0418(NLE)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A9-0025/2019

Texts tabled :

A9-0025/2019

Debates :

Votes :

PV 17/12/2019 - 4.5

Texts adopted :

P9_TA(2019)0088

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<Titre>on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol between the European Union, the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation concerning the criteria and mechanisms for establishing the State responsible for examining a request for asylum lodged in a Member State or in Switzerland regarding access to Eurodac for law enforcement purposes</Titre>

<DocRef>(15783/2018 – C9‑0025/2019 – 2018/0418(NLE))</DocRef>


<Commission>{LIBE}Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs</Commission>

Rapporteur: <Depute>Jadwiga Wiśniewska</Depute>

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol between the European Union, the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation concerning the criteria and mechanisms for establishing the State responsible for examining a request for asylum lodged in a Member State or in Switzerland regarding access to Eurodac for law enforcement purposes

(15783/2018 – C9‑0025/2019 – 2018/0418(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the draft Council decision (15783/2018),

 having regard to the draft Protocol between the European Union, the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation concerning the criteria and mechanisms for establishing the State responsible for examining a request for asylum lodged in a Member State or in Switzerland regarding access to Eurodac for law enforcement purposes (15781/2018),

 having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 87(2), point (a), Article 88(2), first subparagraph, point (a), and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C9-0025/2019),

 having regard to Rule 105(1) and (4) and Rule 114(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A9-0025/2019),

1. Gives its consent to the conclusion of the protocol;

2. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

The ‘recast’ Eurodac Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 603/2013) allowed for the consultation of Eurodac by law enforcement authorities for the purpose of prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist offences and other serious criminal offences. This aims at enabling law enforcement authorities to request the comparison of fingerprint data with those stored in the Eurodac central database when they seek to establish the exact identity of or obtain further information for the purpose of prevention, detection or investigation of terrorist offences or of other serious criminal offences.

 

Since 2004, the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation concerning the criteria and mechanisms for establishing the State responsible for examining a request for asylum lodged in a Member State or in Switzerland also covers the application of the ‘Dublin-related’ parts of Eurodac. This is also the case for Liechtenstein since 2008, through a Protocol concluded between the European Community, the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein on the accession of the latter to the above-mentioned Agreement. However, law enforcement access, which was a new element of the ‘recast’ Eurodac Regulation compared to the original Eurodac regime (Council Regulation (EC) No 2725/2000) has not been regulated so far by the said Agreement.

 

The negotiations on an agreement between the European Union, on the one part, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein, on the other part, on the modalities of the participation by Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the procedure for comparison and data transmission for law enforcement purposes foreseen in chapter VI of the ‘recast’ Eurodac Regulation have been finalised and an Agreement in the form of a Protocol to the Agreement of 26 October 2004, extending the application of the Agreement of 26 October 2004 to law enforcement was initialled.

 

The extension of the law enforcement provisions of the Regulation (EU) No. 603/2013 to Switzerland and Liechtenstein would enable the law enforcement authorities of Switzerland and Liechtenstein to request a comparison of fingerprint data against the data entered by other participating States and stored in the Eurodac database when they seek to establish the identity or get further information concerning a person who is suspected of a serious crime or terrorism or concerning a victim. On the other hand, it would enable the law enforcement authorities of all other participating States, whether other EU Member States or Associates Countries, to request a comparison of fingerprint data against the data entered by Switzerland and Liechtenstein and stored in the Eurodac database, for the same purposes.

 

The Council will decide by qualified majority after the signing of the agreement, on behalf of the Union and only after having obtained the consent of the European Parliament in accordance with Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a) (v) and 218(8) TFEU.

 

In light of the above-mentioned considerations, the rapporteur recommends that the members of Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs support this report and that the European Parliament gives its consent.

PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Conclusion of a Protocol between the European Union, the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation concerning the criteria and mechanisms for establishing the State responsible for examining a request for asylum lodged in a Member State or in Switzerland regarding the access to Eurodac for law enforcement purposes

References

15783/2018 – C9-0025/2019 – 2018/0418(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

1.7.2019

 

 

 

Committee responsible

 Date announced in plenary

LIBE

15.7.2019

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

 Date appointed

Jadwiga Wiśniewska

24.9.2019

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

21.10.2019

12.11.2019

 

 

Date adopted

12.11.2019

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

50

6

0

Members present for the final vote

Katarina Barley, Pernando Barrena Arza, Pietro Bartolo, Saskia Bricmont, Joachim Stanisław Brudziński, Jorge Buxadé Villalba, Damien Carême, Tudor Ciuhodaru, Clare Daly, Anna Júlia Donáth, Lena Düpont, Nicolaus Fest, Sylvie Guillaume, Andrzej Halicki, Balázs Hidvéghi, Antony Hook, Evin Incir, Assita Kanko, Fabienne Keller, Peter Kofod, Moritz Körner, Alice Kuhnke, Jeroen Lenaers, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Magid Magid, Nuno Melo, Roberta Metsola, Claude Moraes, Javier Moreno Sánchez, Maite Pagazaurtundúa, Kostas Papadakis, Paulo Rangel, Diana Riba i Giner, Ralf Seekatz, Michal Šimečka, Birgit Sippel, Sylwia Spurek, Tineke Strik, Ramona Strugariu, Annalisa Tardino, Tomas Tobé, Dragoş Tudorache, Tom Vandendriessche, Bettina Vollath, Elena Yoncheva

Substitutes present for the final vote

Abir Al-Sahlani, Malin Björk, Delara Burkhardt, Daniel Hannan, Erik Marquardt, Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Anne-Sophie Pelletier, Robert Roos, Petar Vitanov

Substitutes under Rule 209(7) present for the final vote

Mircea-Gheorghe Hava, Lukas Mandl

Date tabled

13.11.2019

 


 

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

50

+

ECR

Joachim Stanisław Brudziński, Jorge Buxadé Villalba, Assita Kanko, Robert Roos

ID

Nicolaus Fest, Peter Kofod, Annalisa Tardino, Tom Vandendriessche

PPE

Lena Düpont, Andrzej Halicki, Mircea-Gheorghe Hava, Balázs Hidvéghi, Jeroen Lenaers, Lukas Mandl, Nuno Melo, Roberta Metsola, Paulo Rangel, Ralf Seekatz, Tomas Tobé

RENEW

Abir Al-Sahlani, Anna Júlia Donáth, Antony Hook, Fabienne Keller, Moritz Körner, Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Maite Pagazaurtundúa, Michal Šimečka, Ramona Strugariu, Dragoş Tudorache

S&D

Katarina Barley, Pietro Bartolo, Delara Burkhardt, Tudor Ciuhodaru, Sylvie Guillaume, Evin Incir, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Claude Moraes, Javier Moreno Sánchez, Birgit Sippel, Sylwia Spurek, Petar Vitanov, Bettina Vollath, Elena Yoncheva

VERTS/ALE

Saskia Bricmont, Damien Carême, Alice Kuhnke, Magid Magid, Erik Marquardt, Diana Riba i Giner, Tineke Strik

 

6

-

ECR

Daniel Hannan

GUE/NGL

Pernando Barrena Arza, Malin Björk, Clare Daly, Anne-Sophie Pelletier

NI

Kostas Papadakis

 

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Key to symbols:

+ : in favour

- : against

0 : abstention

 

 

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