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Justice and Home Affairs Council: Main results

EU News 368/2015

Council of the European Union


The Council approved the compromise text agreed with the European Parliament on the proposal for a directive on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime.


Ministers underlined the importance of accelerating the implementation of all areas covered by the statement on counter-terrorism issued by Members of the European Council on 12 February 2015, in particular on the following measures: EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) directive, firearms, controls of external borders, information sharing, terrorist financing, criminal justice response to terrorism, prevention of radicalization and safeguarding the EU's values as well as cooperating with our international partners.


Ministers held a broad discussion on the progress made in implementing the most recent EU measures regarding migration and on the actions needed to strengthen the Schengen area.

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