For Slovenia membership of the European Union meant that it was obliged to establish an appropriate new regime on the EU's external border. In accordance with the acquis, this meant the establishment of a new regime on members? borders with non-members - so-called third countries. In line with the Schengen Convention, the purpose of the Schengen Information System is to maintain public order and public security.


Each Contracting Party designated an authority which has central responsibility for its national section of the Schengen Information System, namely SIRENE (Supplementary Information Request at National Entry). Each Contracting Party issues its alerts only via this authority. SIRENE is responsible for the uninterrupted operation of the national section of the Schengen Information System and adopts required actions for ensuring the observance of the provisions of the Convention.