The EU said its General Affairs and External Relations Council, comprised of member states' foreign ministers, yesterday approved the agreement reached last month with the US covering the transfer of passenger name record data. The accord replaces the interim agreement signed in October 2006 that is set to expire July 31 (ATWOnline, July 16). "The agreement aims to provide a long-term solution for the processing and transfer of PNR data and will be valid for a period of seven years, thus ...

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