EU-USA Justice and Home Affairs meeting June 2017
- Migration, counter-terrorism and transnational crime
- Awaiting CJEU opinion on PNR Canada scheduled for 26 July
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The first "meeting with the new US Administration at ministerial level": Outcome of the EU US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting,Valletta, 15-16 June 2017 (LIMITE doc no: 10483-17, pdf):
Border management and migration
"The EU side provided an overview of recent measures aimed at improving border security and stated its willingness to cooperate more with the US, namely through the exchange of screening practices. The US side also stated its interest in more sharing of information collected at the borders (including at the EU hotspots) and in working together to disrupt migrant smuggling routes." [emphasis added]
"The exchange of liaison officers from law enforcement agencies was mentioned by both sides as a very effective practice that should be encouraged and facilitated where possible. The EU side also stressed the importance of sharing battlefield information and of making better use of cooperation under the Interpol framework. The US side agreed with the EU assessment on information sharing and committed to improve existing arrangement to allow real time sharing whenever possible."
"On aviation security, the US shared information on its current concerns in this matter and explained the recent decision to introduce security procedures for electronic devices ('laptop ban') from certain airports."
Regarding the EU-US PNR agreement, both sides assessed its implementation as largely positive and the EU informed the US that the opinion of the ECJ on the PNR Canada is announced for 26 July." [emphasis added]
Transnational organised crime
"The two sides underlined the importance of expanding cooperation with third countries on transnational crime in general and agreed to examine, on a case-by-case basis, the possibility of joint positions towards countries that refuse to cooperate." [emphasis added]
Priorities of the incoming Estonian Presidency
"putting a particular focus on migration and asylum, the interoperability of databases, counter-terrorism, border management, the future of e-justice and data protection." [emphasis added]
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