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For decades Europe has fallen victim to different terrorist attacks. The policy of increased judicial cooperation between member states had already been agreed in Tampere Programme of 1999. A Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism was adopted on 13 June 2002. The anti-terrorism policy has been extended after the 2004 bombings in Madrid, the… » read more

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On 13 December 2011 the Council gave its consent to the signing of a new EU-US agreement on Passenger Name Records (PNR). From the Council’s press release we learn that it will replace the existing one, which has been provisionally applied since 2007, and that now it is the European Parliament that has to give… » read more

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Doubtful procedures

In August 2011 Polish prosecution transferred to Belarus bank account information of Ales Bialatsky. On the basis of the information obtained by Belarusian authorities Bialatsky was sentenced to 4.5 years in a high security prison and his assets were confiscated. Today (12 December 2011) Polish airport border guard detained Ales Michalewicz. He was pursued with… » read more

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