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Parliament in Session. EU - US data protection deal adopted

Top Story - 30-11-2016
The EU - US "Umbrellla Agreement" on the protection of personal data exchanged for law enforcement purposes was adopted on Thursday by the European Parliament. It aims to ensure high, binding data protection standards for data exchanged by police and law enforcement authorities. The agreement was signed between the European Commission and the US in June, but needs Parliament's consent to enter into force.
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MEPs are set to react to the Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe on Wednesday at 15.00, following its presentation by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani and Mr Juncker will hold a press conference after the debate, at around 16.30. Parliament set out its vision for the EU future in three resolutions voted by the full House on 16 February 2017.

Before the start of the debate, from around 14.20, a number of Commissioners and Parliament group leaders will hold doorsteps at the protocol entrance on the ground floor of the Paul Henri Spaak building.
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