Justice and Home Affairs
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The use of PNR data is on the agenda of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 8 October 2015

08-10-2015 / 09-10-2015

The Justice and Home Affairs Council is being held in Luxembourg on 8 and 9 October 2015. The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, Étienne Schneider, will chair the session of the "Justice and Home Affairs Council" devoted to internal security.

That session will be dedicated to the fight against terrorism, the fight against serious and organised international crime and the implementation of the renewed internal security strategy for the European Union. In the context of the fight against serious and organised international crime, the session will be dedicated, in particular, to the means of combating trafficking in firearms and cross-border crime linked to criminal motorcycle gangs.

In addition, the Luxembourg Presidency will review current negotiations of the trialogue in order to reach a final agreement on the draft directive on the use of PNR data (Passenger Name Record). After 3 years of stalemate, the vote on 15 July 2015 enabled the Luxembourg Presidency to enter into negotiations with the European Parliament and the Commission. The creation of a database containing detailed information on all passengers passing through European airports has been blocked for several years.

Press release from the Ministry of Internal Security

  • Updated 07-10-2015