Official Journal of the European Union
COUNCIL DECISION 2005/727/JHA
of 12 October 2005
fixing the date of application of certain provisions of Decision 2005/211/JHA concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, including the fight against terrorism
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
Having regard to Council Decision 2005/211/JHA of 24 February 2005 concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, including in the fight against terrorism (1), and in particular to Article 2(4) thereof,
Decision 2005/211/JHA specifies that the provisions of Article 1 of that Decision shall apply from a date fixed by the Council, as soon as the necessary preconditions have been fulfilled, and that the Council may decide to fix different dates for the application of different provisions. Those preconditions have been fulfilled in respect of Article 1(10) of Decision 2005/211/JHA.
It is appropriate for Article 1(6) of Council Regulation (EC) No 871/2004 of 29 April 2004 concerning the introduction of some new functions for the Schengen Information System, including in the fight against terrorism (2), which is identical to Article 1(10) of Decision 2005/211/JHA, to apply from the same date.
A separate Council Decision provides for the entry into force of Article 1(6) of Regulation (EC) No 871/2004.
As regards Switzerland, this Decision constitutes a development of the provisions of the Schengen acquis within the meaning of the Agreement signed between the European Union, the European Community and the Swiss Confederation concerning the association of the Swiss Confederation with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis (3), which falls in the area referred to in Article 1, point G of Decision 1999/437/EC (4) read in conjunction with Article 4(1) of Council Decisions 2004/849/EC (5) and 2004/860/EC (6) on the signing on behalf of the European Union, and on the signing on behalf of the European Community, and on the provisional application of certain provisions of that Agreement,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1(10) of Decision 2005/211/JHA shall apply from 1 January 2006.
This Decision shall take effect on the date of its adoption. It shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Done at Luxembourg, 12 October 2005.
For the Council
(1) OJ L 68, 15.3.2005, p. 44.
(2) OJ L 162, 30.4.2004, p. 29.
(3) Council document 13054/04 accessible on http://register.consilium.eu.int
(4) OJ L 176, 10.7.1999, p. 31.
(5) OJ L 368, 15.12.2004, p. 26.
(6) OJ L 370, 17.12.2004, p. 78.