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14 May 2018

EU: Warnings over proposed new Europol partners in Middle East and North Africa

- Agreements would allow exchange of personal data with countries including Algeria, Egypt and Turkey - MEPs concerned over making deals with dictatorships - Council amends draft decisions: but will paper safeguards be enough?

09 May 2018

EU: Interoperability: Member States want "substantial changes" to Entry/Exit System; questions over "red links" and the role of Frontex

A "non-paper" issued by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU is seeking Member States' views on a number of issues related to interoperability, including proposals from national authorities for "substantial changes" to the Entry/Exit System which "may lead to significant delay in the start of operation of the system" and "higher complexity and cost for development," but with "no guarantee that they will deliver the desired result/effect."


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