Council of the EU: Revised presidency text removes distinction between "serious crime" and "transnational serious crime" (14233/1/11 REV 1)


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NOTE from: Presidency to: Working Party on General Matters, including Evaluations: Proposal for a Directive of the Council and the European Parliament on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime (Council doc. 14233/1/11 REV 1, LIMITE, 10 October 2011, pdf):

"The major change introduced to the text in comparison with the doc.14233/11 is deletion of distinction between ‘serious crime’ and ‘transnational serious crime’. The Presidency suggests to delete the latter category whilst restoring the definition of the former as put forward by the Commission in its initial proposal. Simultaneously delegations are invited to reflect on a list (Annex 2) of relevant serious crime with relation to which PNR data might be used for the creation and application of assessment criteria."

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