Temporary reintroduction of border control at internal borders.
Schengen Borders Code.
According to the Art. 23 of Regulation (EC) n. 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code), where there is a serious threat to public policy or internal security, a Member State may exceptionally reintroduce border control at its internal borders for a limited period of no more than 30 days or for the foreseeable duration of the serious threat if its duration exceeds the period of 30 days, in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 24 or, in urgent cases, with that laid down in Article 25. The scope and duration of the temporary reintroduction of border control at internal borders shall not exceed what is strictly necessary to respond to the serious threat.
If the serious threat to public policy or internal security persists beyond the period provided for in paragraph 1, the Member State may prolong border control on the same grounds as those referred to in paragraph 1 and, taking into account any new elements, for renewable periods of up to 30 days, in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 26.
Pursuant to Art. 24, where a Member State is planning to reintroduce border control at internal borders under Article 23, it shall as soon as possible notify the other Member States and the Commission accordingly, and shall supply the following information as soon as available:
(a) the reasons for the proposed reintroduction, detailing the events that constitute a serious threat to public policy or internal security;
(b) the scope of the proposed reintroduction, specifying where border control is to be reintroduced;
(c) the names of the authorised crossing-points;
(d) the date and duration of the proposed reintroduction;
(e) where appropriate, the measures to be taken by the other Member States.
Where considerations of public policy or internal security in a Member State demand urgent action to be taken, the Member State concerned may exceptionally and immediately reintroduce border control at internal borders.
The Member State reintroducing border control at internal borders shall notify the other Member States and the Commission accordingly, without delay, and shall supply the information referred to in Article 24 and the reasons that justify the use of this procedure.
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Published on 31 January 2017
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