• 16-APR-2019

Securing borders to preserve freedom of movement

Defending the Schengen Zone of open internal EU borders, the EPP Group has worked hard to ensure the safety of Europeans. It has been a driving force behind the EU’s border and coast guard, the Passenger Name Record or PNR system for air travellers, and the ETIAS system that screens non-EU citizens, part of the EU’s Smart Borders package. The EU Border and Coast Guard Agency began with a force of 1,500 officers and Parliament has approved an increase to 10,000 by 2027.