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15 May 2006
The SIS II is of very high importance for the EU, in particular to allow for the enlargement of the Schengen area to the new Member States to take place as soon as possible. The rapporteur is fully aware of the political importance and the resulting time pressure. He therefore reconfirms his willingness to try to achieve in a constructive way a first reading agreement with all three proposals as a package.