About: PNR

Digital 26-07-2017

EU court’s blow to Canada deal marks new hurdle for data laws

An EU data sharing agreement with Canada is illegal because it violates privacy rights, the European Court of Justice said Wednesday (26 July), marking a new legal blow to the bloc's data deals.

Transport 05-01-2017

Belgium prepares to present passenger data plans to rest of EU

In response to a number of terror attacks, Belgium wants greater control over who travels on its trains, buses and boats and will present its plans at the next meeting of EU interior ministers at the end of January. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

The curious tale of the French prime minister, PNR and peculiar patterns

There's no evidence that profiling airplane passengers helps security, but some politicians keep insisting the opposite, write Estelle Massé and Joe McNamee.

Digital 08-09-2016

Court Advisor: EU-Canada air passenger deal illegal

An EU-Canada deal to share air passenger data in a bid to fight terrorism cannot be passed in its present form as it would breach privacy laws, the chief legal advisor to the European Union's top court said Thursday (8 September).

Security 17-06-2016

The EU’s collective security: Stronger together!

The people of Europe are facing a multi-faceted security challenge that they need to confront together, whatever the outcome on 23 June. "Collective security" needs to be placed at the very heart of the European construction, write Jacques Delors, António Vitorino, Pascal Lamy, Enrico Letta and Yves Bertoncini.

Security 02-06-2016

OSCE: More international cooperation needed

What is needed in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism? Representatives from numerous countries have been debating that very issue for two days at the OSCE conference in Berlin, but divergent approaches emerged from the talks. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Transport 20-05-2016

IATA CEO: ‘We need global standards on data collection’

EXCLUSIVE / CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler, spoke with EURACTIV.de about what the industry expects from Brussels' transport policy and the effect PNR will have on terrorism.

Cazeneuve: Over 100 arrested on terror charges in France this year

France has arrested 101 people since the start of the year over "direct links to terrorism", Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview to be published later today (13 May), exactly six months after the Paris attacks.

Commission calls for closer cooperation to combat foreign fighters

Poor information sharing between security services is one of the great shortcomings of European cooperation. About 5,000 Europeans are thought to have joined extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, but only 1,615 appear on Europe’s official list.  EURACTIV Spain reports.

Transport 14-04-2016

MEPs approve PNR, strengthen data protection

After a series of delays and setbacks, MEPs today (14 April) adopted the controversial European air passenger data directive, though even its supporters accept it is no silver bullet for the EU’s fight against terrorism.

Languages & Culture 14-04-2016

MEPs concerned that amendments could ‘kill’ PNR directive

The European Parliament votes today (14 April) on whether airlines can share the names of passengers with member states to help trace returning jihadists. But lawmakers fear that some of the amendments be considered will “kill” the project.

Hypocrisy at the heart of the PNR debate

EU member states still refuse to share information on air passengers, fearing the data could fall into the wrong hands. France is pushing for the proposal’s adoption with one hand, while watering it down with the other. EURACTIV France reports.

Pittella: The ‘Trumps’ of Europe hamper cooperation on counter-terrorism

The blind illusion of some government that think they can tackle global threats unilaterally must be blamed for the lack of cooperation in Europe to fight terrorism and find a common response to solve the migration crisis, said S&D leader Gianni Pittella, in an interview with EURACTIV.

Global Europe 24-03-2016

Clinton: Europe must do more to ‘share burden’ of counterterrorism with US

With Belgium reeling from deadly attacks, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton on Wednesday (23 March) called on Europe to take more decisive steps to combat terrorism, including improving border controls and intelligence cooperation.

Transport 23-03-2016

Flight data deal is a reason for UK to stay in the EU, says Tory MEP

Timothy Kirkhope, the British MEP shepherding the controversial passenger name records (PNR) bill through the European Parliament, has named security one of the main reasons for the UK to remain in the EU.

MEPs refuse to vote on PNR before Council strengthens data protection

The ideological battle over the proposed system of recording air passenger information raged on this Monday (7 March), as MEPs refused to vote on the bill. EURACTIV France reports.

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Transport 10-12-2015

EU lawmakers back air passenger data deal

EU lawmakers on Thursday (10 December) backed plans to track airline passenger names as part of efforts to prevent a repeat of the Paris attacks, some of whose perpetrators travelled freely across Europe before the carnage.

Global Europe 10-12-2015

Why singling out ethnic and religious minorities will not end terrorism

On International Human Rights Day (10 December), European citizens and residents have the right to feel safe, but not at the expense of other human rights, argues Claire Fernandez.

EU mulls plan to take charge of Europe’s borders

The European Union is considering giving a new EU border force powers to intervene and guard a member state's external frontier to protect the Schengen open-borders zone, EU officials and diplomats said yesterday (4 December).

Harlem Désir: ‘We urgently need an effective PNR system’

France is pushing to accelerate the adoption of the European Passenger Name Record (PNR). The French Minister of State for European affairs urged MEPs to support the bill, and to reach an agreement by the end of the year.

Paris attacks show flawed use of Schengen rules, ministers confess

A ‘mea culpa’ emerged from the emergency meeting on security matters on Friday (20 November), as EU member states acknowledged they did not use all the tools at their disposal to address the terrorist threats.

US services knew four of the Paris attackers

As EU interior ministers meet today (20 November) in Brussels to decide on new measures to improve security following the Paris attacks, US officials said that at least four of the terrorists involved were known to them.

PNR rapporteur British MEP Timothy Kirkhope (EPP)

Council pushes for broad collection of flight passenger data after Paris attacks

Justice and Home Affairs ministers from EU member states are meeting today (20 November) in Brussels to discuss new security measures following the terrorist attacks in Paris last weekend that left 129 people dead.

Verhofstadt calls for creation of EU intelligence agency

Faced with the failure of European security cooperation, the leader of the Liberals in the European Parliament has called for the creation of an EU intelligence agency. EURACTIV France reports