|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 160, Pages 1-27|
|Content Type||Legislation, Policy-making|
Council Regulation (EU) 2022/922 - formally adopted by the Council of the European Union on 9 June 202 - concerning the establishment and operations of an evaluation and monitoring mechanism aimed at verifying the application of the Schengen acquis. It also repeals Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013.
This Regulation establishes an evaluation and monitoring mechanisms for the purpose of ensuring that participating Member States apply the Schengen acquis effectively, efficiently and correctly. It also repeals Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013, which established a framework for a specific mechanism designed to verify the application of the EU's Schengen legislation. Such a mechanism became necessary to maintain a high level of mutual trust among participating Member States and thereby contribute to a well-functioning Schengen area.
A report published in November 2020 assessed the functioning of all elements of that Regulation. It identified significant shortcomings in the cumbersome process of the mechanism, and political weakness of Council recommendations in forcing Member States to take rapid action. The mechanism also appeared not to generate enough trust among Member States. Overall, the rigidity of the mechanism was seen as preventing it to adapt to new circumstances and new operational and legislative developments.
The draft law tabled by the European Commission on 2 June 2021 - alongside a new strategy on the future of the Schengen area - aimed at addressing the shortcomings and updating the mechanism. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 3 March 2022. The plenary of the European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution concerning this proposal on 7 April. The draft Act was formally endorsed by the Council on 9 June 2022 and published in the Official Journal on 15 June 2022.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Border Control | Management, Schengen Agreement | Area|
|Keywords||Free Movement of People
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|