With almost no publicity the European Union has introduced the “principle of availability” – a typically vague term which effectively places police powers in the hands of unelected EU bureaucrats by linking three major police databases.
The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) links with the European Police Records Index System (EPRIS) and the Information Exchange Platform for Law Enforcement Authorities (IXP). ECRIS was supposedly developed for transfer of criminal data between EU states, but has been extended to transfer all non-criminal court rulings as well.
EPRIS, grown from Europol as opposed to Interpol, allows all EU police organisations access to each other’s databases and the opportunity to search on any EU citizen. IXP is the centralising of all EU law enforcement information exchange instruments under the control of the Council of Ministers.
The linked systems will allow any law enforcement agency access to roam across what the EU defines as its borderless “Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”. In practice, the beginnings of a European-wide police state, without doubt linked to NATO and US intelligence. ■