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Interior Minister picks up Schengen software

INTERIOR MINISTER Robert Kaliňák has officially received the software Slovakia needs to join the Schengen zone.

Kaliňák got the SISone4ALL software package from his Portuguese counterpart, Antonio Costa, in Lisbon on March 27.

The package will serve as an access point to the SIS I+ system. This software is the first step towards integration in the Schengen information system, which will enable Slovakia to open its borders to other EU members.

The SISone4ALL software integrates new EU members into the existing Schengen information system. The original plan was to integrate new members directly into a new Schengen information system; however, this plan would delay the entry of new members by several months.

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