24.10.2023, 08:59

31st Meeting of the PCC SEE Expert Working Group

Online, 24 October 2023 - The PCC SEE Expert Working Group, one of the statutory decision-making bodies in the PCC SEE, convened for the 31st time under the auspices of the Serbian PCC SEE Chairmanship-in-Office. Nationally appointed delegations from all 12 PCC SEE Contracting Parties discussed the most recent developments pertaining to the PCC SEE and PCC Prüm implementation processes, reviewing the current progress in ratifying the Protocol amending the PCC SEE Prüm Agreement as well as new developments in the non-EU Contracting Parties as regards their fulfilment of key preconditions for automated exchange of DNA, dactyloscopic and vehicle registration data. Together with representatives from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, they continued the ongoing discussions on how to protect their cooperation. Moreover, the Expert Working Group prepared the agenda for the upcoming 24th PCC SEE Committee of Ministers meeting, to be held in Belgrade on 13-14 November 2023, at which the main topic of the ministers’ discussion will focus on the outlook towards the first operational exchanges based on the PCC Prüm Agreement.


Chaired by Slovenia from 01 January to 30 June 2024 / Next Chairmanship (1 July - 31 December 2024) by Albania