As from 27th of June, the Croatian police and security services have access to the Schengen Information System (SIS).
According to the words of the Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, this access will increase the efficiency and credibility of the Croatian police and security services networked with partner countries.
The Schengen Information System, which was presented to the Croatian Prime Minister, the Croatian Minister of the Interior and the press at the Bregana border police station on the 27th of June, is considered a significant step in meeting the criteria necessary for Croatia's entry in the SIS.
The information system allows access to the main database, which helps find over 200,000 missing persons, vehicles, documents and objects a year.
In addition, the SIS contains more than 70 million pieces of data that can be used and verified by countries with access rights. The implementation of the system worth 5 million Euros is financed by funds from the European Union.
On this occasion, the Croatian Minister of Interior Davor Bozinovic said that with Croatia's access to the Schengen Information System the country's security system was raised to a higher level, which is highly important for protection of Croatian citizens and visitors to the country.