November 6, 2008
by David Weber
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) Thursday ruled that the European Commission (EC) should not have overturned a Dutch law requiring all new diesel-fueled vehicles to be equipped with a soot filter. The Netherlands wanted to require the filters in an attempt to reduce particulate matter emitted ...[read more]
February 14, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
A European Commission official on Wednesday sharply criticized as unacceptable American attempts to negotiate with newer EU member states, reportedly offering to allow visa-free travel in exchange for extra air passenger data. Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security Jonatha... ...[read more]
January 25, 2008
by Patrick Porter
Slovenian Interior Minister Dragutin Mate said Friday that a European Union plan to archive and exchange air passenger data had general support among EU ministers and could take effect as early as 2009. Interior ministers from EU member countries discussed the Passenger Name Record (PNR) plan at a ...[read more]
November 6, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
EU Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini Tuesday introduced a new package of counter terrorism proposals on behalf of the European Commission. Key provisions of the new counter-terrorism package include a proposal to amend the Framework Decision on combating terrorism to ...[read more]
September 5, 2007
by Brett Murphy
EU Justice, Freedom, and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini said Wednesday that the European Union will move forward with plans to establish an EU-wide airline passenger data recording system despite privacy concerns because the threat posed by terror attacks remains high. Frattini's comments... ...[read more]
July 27, 2007
by Michael Sung
The United States and the European Union Thursday signed an agreement on the regulation of trans-Atlantic airline passenger data-sharing, allowing the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue using passenger data when the existing interim agreement expires at the end of July. Under ...[read more]
July 10, 2007
by Michael Sung
EU Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini told the European Parliament Monday that protections afforded under the US Privacy Act will extend to European Union citizens as a part of a new airline passenger data-sharing agreement between the US and EU. Frattini, hoping to ...[read more]
June 28, 2007
by Michael Sung
US and European negotiators reached an interim agreement Wednesday on how trans-Atlantic airline passenger data-sharing will be conducted, essentially modifying and renewing an existing interim agreement which is set to expire at the end of July. According to German Interior Minister Wolfgang ...[read more]
January 29, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
The European Commission (EC) said Monday that it will seek to keep restrictions on the US government's use of EU airline passenger information in the new agreement being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States. An interim agreement signed in October 2006 and expiring in... ...[read more]
November 18, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff warned the national convention of the conservative Federalist Society in a speech Friday that international law was increasingly being used as a rhetorical weapon against the United States and urged members of his audience to... ...[read more]

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