MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The databases to be used include the Schengen Information System, the Interpol database on stolen and lost travel documents, and other European databases.
The proposal to introduce mandatory checks came in response to the rise in terror-related threats across Europe after Paris and Brussels attacks. It aims to stop foreign fighters, many of whom the European Parliament says are EU citizens.
The informal deal will be put to a confirmation vote in the Civil Liberties Committee. If approved, it will be voted on by the European Parliament as a whole as well as by the Council of Ministers.