MEPs agree on sharing criminal records of non-EU nationals

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An exterior view of the new deportation prison in Pforzheim, Germany, 01 April 2016.

MEPs agree on sharing criminal records of non-EU nationals


The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee has agreed on the need for EU member states to boost the exchange of information on the criminal convictions, especially to facilitate background checks of those seeking to work with children.

In a vote 45 to 2, the committee backed a new directive tabled by the European Commission to expand the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS). More specifically, the system, which EU countries currently use to exchange information on the...


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