Towards an effective and sustainable Security Union

Today the College is discussing a Commission proposal to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers. This follows the announcement in September by President Juncker in his 2016 State of the Union address, and is a first deliverable of the priorities for action identified in the Bratislava Roadmap. The College is also expected to adopt its second monthly report on progress made towards an effective and sustainable Security Union. A press conference with First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos will take place after the College meeting today and can be followed live via EbS. Press material will be online and available at the start of the press conference.