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EU-US agreements: Commission reports on TFTP and PNR

EU News 489/2013

Brussels, 27 November 2013

Today the Commission adopted the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP) evaluation report and a report on the joint review of the US Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement. The Commission assessed the value of financial information data provided under the EU-US TFTP Agreement in the fight against terrorism and how PNR data has been used by US authorities for the purpose of fighting serious crime and terrorism. The Commission also adopted a Communication on a European Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS), concluding that the establishment of such a system is not expected at this stage.


Efforts will be intensified to keep the implementation of the TFTP Agreement under close scrutiny over the coming months and in the longer term. An earlier review will be conducted already in Spring 2014.

Source and additional information:

Cecilia Malmström Date: 27/11/2013 Reference: P-024530/00-04 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2013 URL