Statewatch article: RefNo# 36173
EU: MEPs refuse to vote on PNR before Council strengthens data protection
Statewatch News Online, March 2016
"A joint initiative of the conservative EPP and the ECR groups, the proposal to place the PNR on the agenda of the current plenary session was rejected by virtually all the other political families. They fear a vote on PNR may allow member states to abandon the personal data protection package they have promised as a counterweight to the new surveillance powers."

See the article: MEPs refuse to vote on PNR before Council strengthens data protection (euractiv, link)

and see: MEPs at war over blocked PNR vote (Parliament Magazine, link): "Parliamentary groups accuse each other of playing 'dirty political games' after request to include PNR in plenary voting agenda denied."

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