The Schengen Aquis (French term meaning; ‘that which has been agreed’) was brought about by five Member States (France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) allowing freedom and movement of persons through the lowering of borders in 1995 and
the sharing of information on people and property of interest. This was incorporated into EU law in 1999. Since then, this legal basis has driven the use of Schengan information and any subsequent changes to the operation and membership of the system.
The SIS allows participating countries to exchange information on wanted and missing people, and stolen and missing objects. It also allows the tracing of people for investigations. The system works through a set of alerts, based on Articles in the Convention.
19 March 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 185/2010 as regards clarification, harmonisation and simplification of the use of explosive trace detection
The amendments concern measures describing the permitted use of ETD in relation to the screening of passengers, persons other than passengers, cabin baggage, hold baggage, cargo, mail, in-flight supplies and airport supplies and technical requirements for ETD security equipment.
Members notice is drawn to an update of (EU) No 278/2014 Of 19 march amending regulation (EU) No 185/2010 as regards clarification, harmonization an simplification of the use of explosive trace detection