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According to the minutes of the most recent EU-US justice and home affairs ministerial meeting, held in Amsterdam on 1 and 2 June, the US: "commended the EU collection of biometric data which had facilitated the fight against terrorism and the work of US law enforcement."

The minutes then note that: "The US offered to cooperate closely with European partners on collected data."

See: Outcome of the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting, Amsterdam, 1-2 June 2016 (9920/16, 8 June 2016, pdf)

The document contains brief notes from the meeting covering the following topics:

  • Migration and Cross Border Movement of People
  • Counterterrorism
  • Money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Data Protection
  • Cooperation in the Field of Criminal Law - including results of MLA Review and recommendations
  • Child Sex Offenders
  • Transnational Organised Crime - presentation of a practical example of US-EU cooperation (Cedar-case)
  • Priorities of the Slovak Presidency

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