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UK opts in to EU Directive on passenger name records

Green: The UK will back stringent data protection requirements

The UK will opt-in to an EU directive which will require travel providers to pass on data about those they are carrying, Immigration Minister Damian Green has said.

These passenger name records – which will include information such as booking details and travel history – will provide the UK with better intelligence to fight terrorism and other serious crime.
 

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Green: Govt will reduce net immigration to tens of thousands

He blames previous government for failing to reduce number of immigrants coming into UK

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to drastically reduce the number of immigrants coming into the UK.

“We will of course meet our commitment to reduce net immigration to the tens of thousands by the end of this Parliament,” Immigration Minister Damian Green said.
 

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Comply with policy, UKBA’s arrest teams urged

Chief Inspector finds significant non-compliance with policy and guidance

The UK Border Agency should ensure that its arrest teams are fully compliant with the Agency’s policy and guidance, John Vine CBE QPM, the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency has said.

In his short-notice inspection report of the Croydon arrest team, the Chief Inspector was concerned to find that there was significant non-compliance with the UK Border Agency’s policy and guidance.
 

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Turco: Italy's immigration law doesn't conform to EU’s standards

Democratic Party has accused the Italian Government of seeking European Union’s help only when it is convenient.
 
Italy has of late been urging the EU to act fast and help in managing the massive influx of immigrants from North Africa.
 

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EU concerned at Danish move to introduce border controls

Commission ready to “use the tools at its disposal to guarantee the respect of EU law"

Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, has said that she is concerned by the announcement of the Danish government to establish a permanent and visible customs control at all Danish borders.

“The Commission's preliminary assessment raises real concerns that, if implemented as announced, the measures foreseen could be in breach of the obligations assumed by Denmark under EU and international law,” Ms. Malmström said.
 

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