Citizens’ safety: MEPs to debate progress on security issues and way forward 

MEPs will debate progress in boosting security, as agreed at EU level, on Tuesday afternoon. Improving the interoperability of databases and data exchange, preventing radicalisation and progress in implementing the passenger name record (PNR) rules approved in Spring 2016, are likely to be raised in the debate with the Council and Commission.

Note to editors


On 12 October, the EU Commission presented the first in a series of monthly reports on progress towards an effective and sustainable security union.

The Civil Liberties Committee is working on a proposal to update the EURODAC database of asylum seekers’ fingerprints. A proposal to update the Schengen Information System (SIS) is expected from the EU Commission by the end of the year, and another, to update the Visa Information System (VIS), is expected early next year.


Procedure:  Council and Commission statements

Debate:  Tuesday 25 October

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