The AEDH held on May 31st, and June 1st and 2nd its annual seminar and its General Assembly. The General Assembly took place in Tallinn, Estonia, and dealt with the issue of citizenship, in the frame of the European year of Citizens.
On 22 May 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee published its opinion on the Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data of third country nationals crossing the external borders of the Member States of the European Union; on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 as regards the use of the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the Registered Traveller Programme (RTP); and on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a registered traveller programme.
REGULATION (EU) No 604/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 June 2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person (recast)
REGULATION (EU) No 603/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 26 June 2013
on the establishment of ‘Eurodac’ for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States’ law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes, and amending Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (recast)
On 8 May 2013 was published the final Study by the Presidency on Advanced
Passenger Information and Passenger Name Records.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) appointed London Economics to undertake a study to objectively evaluate the potential implications of the draft proposals for a new EU data protection legislative framework for business.
On 21 June 2013, the European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx called for stronger EU Data Protection rules.
On 17 June 2013 the Article 29 Working Party published an Opinion on its serious concerns regarding proposed Entry-Exit System.
On 31 May 2013, the EDPS published an Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) and repealing Decisions 2009/371/JHA and 2005/681/JHA.
On 16 and 17 May 2013, European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) held a Conference in Lisbon during which they adopted a Resolution on the Future of Data Protection in Europe. During the conference, the DPAs reiterated the need to develop a consistent and robust data protection regime, affording the same level of protection for both private and public sectors.