The European Commission yesterday adopted a Communication outlining the different options for a European terrorist finance tracking system (TFTS) – which acts as a counter-part to the American Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP). The US system has been legalised in 2010 by the so called SWIFT agreement between the EU and the United States. The [...]
The European parliament adopted a resolution on the SWIFT data transfer negotiations. Here is why even the Parliament’s conditions are problematic.
I have written before why the SWIFT agreement is bad for Europe. This post is an update based on the final agreement and the new arguments that have been brought forward. In short: the situation has not changed and MEPs should reject the SWIFT agreement.
Today I will list the 5 main arguments against the EU bank data transfer deal with the US.
The EU justice and home affairs minister are about to agree on a large-scale banking data sharing plan with the United States. The agreement will have a massive impact on the privacy of banking data of European businesses and citizens.
There is a drastic difference between two recent speeches by Nicolas Sarkozy: The one in Washington last week and his speech today in Strasbourg. Sarkozy’s address to the US congress was impressive. His declaration of love to the United States was so full of praise that one could indeed forget that France has ever had [...]