Passenger Name Record acceleration vote fails in European Parliament, leaving EPP and ECR furious


Queue on the border police control at the airport charles de gaulle in Paris, France, 14 November 2015. The series of attacks in Paris pushed the debate on PNR vote acceleration process (archive).

With sharp press releases and bilateral comments, some of the European Parliament parties deal European Passenger Name Record (PNR) with embarrassment.

Using harsh language, parties accuse each other for tooling European security crisis. ALDE accuses EPP and ECR of playing “dirty games on terrorism”, as they both urged for immediate adoption of PNR by yesterday’s European Parliament’s Plenary session, even if the act is planned to get voted on April’s session, in four weeks. On the other side, S&D refuses to vote on PNR alone, urging for a complete data protection plan. On the other side, EPP is accusing political forces of the left to bloc...

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