09.Dec.01 - "EU plans to extend the Schengen Information System (SIS) to:
i) create EU database to target "suspected" protestors and bar
them from entering a country where a protest is planned;
ii) create EU database of all "foreigners" to remove third country
nationals who have not left within the "prescribed time frame"
[go here for a longer more detailed version of this article]
The Council of the European Union (the 15 EU governments) are
discussing plans to create two new dedicated databases on the
Schengen Information System (SIS). The first database would
cover public order and protests and lead to:
"Barring potentially dangerous persons from participating in certain
events [where the person is] notoriously known by the police forces
for having committed recognised facts of public order disturbance"
"Targeted" suspects would be tagged with an "alert" on the SIS
and barred from entry the country where the protest or event was
The second database would be a register of all third country
nationals in the EU who will be tagged with an "alert" if they
overstay their visa or residence permit - this follows a call by the
German government for the creation of a "centralised register".
Both of these new databases are being put forward under the post
11 September "Anti-terrorism roadmap" (item 45 on the version of
15.11.01, to "Improve input of alerts into the SIS").
[another Background article on the Schengen Information System (SIS) from Statewatch bulletin]
[EU plans the surveillance of protestors and the criminalisation of protests - pdf file]
['Foreigners' registers and the European Commission's Communication on illegal immigration - pdf file]
[all this information has been provided by statewatch]
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