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ECJ ruling on refugees: no more excuses to delay transfers from Italy and Greece

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 settembre 2017

european parliamentBruxelles. European Parliament rapporteur for relocation decisions, Ska Keller (Greens, DE), and Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) welcome decision by the European Court of Justice. The Court ruled today against Hungary and Slovakia’s appeal against the EU decision to relocate refugees from Greece and Italy, stating that the scheme “actually contributes to enabling Greece and Italy to deal with the impact of the 2015 migration crisis and is proportionate”. Ska Keller said: “Now that the ECJ has dismissed the actions of Hungary and Slovakia against the redistribution of refugees, there is no excuse. Finally, those member states which have so far boycotted redistribution must also deliver. Solidarity in the EU is not a one-way street. Government leaders such as Viktor Orbán cannot demand more money for border protection, while blocking the reception of refugees from Greece and Italy.” She added: “This ruling is a milestone for the EU. The ECJ confirmed that solidarity is a key principle of the common asylum policy. All member states must now live up to their obligations; it is insane that most countries are still lagging far behind. The European Commission should also follow-up with the infringement proceedings initiated against Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland for not doing their part”. Claude Moraes said: “Member States cannot dodge their responsibilities; today’s verdict has shown this. The Parliament has consistently called on Member States to quickly uphold their commitments, since the adoption of the relocation mechanism in 2015. Yet two years later, only 28 000 people out of the 160 000 have been relocated.”
According to Moraes, “the fact that collectively Member States have relocated less than a quarter of the modest figure of 160 000 people from Italy and Greece draws attention to significant gaps in the EU’s response to the biggest refugee crisis on the continent since World War II. We urgently need to have in place an organised and compassionate response.”
Against the background of severe migration and refugee crises in the summer of 2015, the EU adopted two emergency decisions to relocate thousands of refugees. 160 000 asylum seekers with a high chance of being granted refugee status from Italy and Greece were to be relocated by September 2017 to other member states where their applications would be processed. Both Hungary and Slovakia appealed the European Court of Justice to annul the second Decision, which foresaw the relocation of 120 000 asylum-seekers, denouncing what they considered wrong legal grounds and arguing that it was not proportionate nor adequate for the purpose sought. Last June, the European Commission announced infringement procedures against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland for non-compliance with their obligations under the relocation decisions. Neither Hungary nor Poland have so far relocated anyone, while the Czech Republic has not done so since August 2016. According to UNHCR data, around 50 000 asylum-seekers are still stuck in Greece. Italy had a record number of arrivals in 2016, with 181 436 migrants and asylum-seekers reaching its shores. So far this year, 99 742 people have arrived in the country, mainly from Libya.

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EU-US deal on law enforcement data transfers backed by Civil Liberties Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 novembre 2016

corte di giustizia europeaThe EU-US data protection framework, known as the “Umbrella Agreement” was backed by a large majority in the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday morning. The deal will ensure high, binding data protection standards for data exchanged by police and law enforcement authorities across the Atlantic. The Umbrella Agreement covers the transfer of all personal data, such as names, addresses or criminal records, exchanged between the EU and US for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences, including terrorism.“This is a big step forward for transatlantic data protection”, said lead MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht (Greens, DE) after the committee approved his recommendation of the agreement by 41 votes to 4, with 6 abstentions. “In future there will be high, binding standards and strong individual rights will apply when it comes to the exchange of data between police and law enforcement authorities”.
“The agreement represents the start of a new way to negotiate high transatlantic standards on fundamental rights instead of the incomplete, fragmented and very low ones seen so far. It was crucial for Parliament’s approval to have a binding clarification that the Umbrella Agreement is not a legal basis for new data transfers, and that data protection authorities can always check compliance”, he added.The agreement ensures that citizens on both sides of the Atlantic will have the right to:
• be informed in the event of data security breaches,
• have inaccurate information corrected and
• seek judicial redress at court.
It also sets limits on onward transfers of data and retention periods.

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Kuoni Launches ‘Limited Release Holidays’ Range

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 gennaio 2012

Dorking, England Kuoni, the award-winning travel brand, has launched its range of affordable offers, known as “Limited Release Holidays”. The range of offers are targeted towards holidaymakers after five particular types of holiday – ‘Great value holidays’, ‘Away from it all’, ‘Discover’, ‘Mind, body and soul’ and ‘For the kids’. Each holiday type has been designed around the needs of travellers after a particular type of break, and include transfers, flights (including taxes and surcharges), pricing per person and savings per couple. The ‘Great value holidays’ are designed for customers who want the best prices and savings in quality locations, the ‘away from it all’ holidays aim to appeal to those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The ‘discover’ holidays are aimed at explorers, adventurers and culture connoisseurs, while at the other end of the spectrum, the ‘mind, body and soul’ holidays are designed for those that want serenity and luxury in natural surroundings. Finally, the ‘for the kids’ holidays are tailored towards children’s needs, offering suitable activities and places to explore in exotic locations. The Limited Release Holidays is a part of Kuoni’s new multi-media, tactically led brand campaign, which includes a significant digital display campaign, colour advertisements in the national press (including augmented reality), a Kuoni store centric radio campaign and a Kuoni Facebook poster campaign. Naomi Wilkinson, Kuoni’s head of marketing, said: “Kuoni have a brand new campaign which has evolved from our customer proposition research in 2011. We have invested in a multi-million pound campaign in media across the marketing mix. The campaign is running across traditional and digital channels to communicate to customers at various touch points in the customer journey.” For more information, customers are advised to visit
Kuoni was established in 1906 in Switzerland by Alfred Kuoni, a visionary adventurer and explorer of his time who opened some of Europe’s first travel agencies. It has branch operations in over 40 countries. For 105 years Kuoni has been creating holidays with a spirit of adventure and has been recognised consistently, winning coveted awards such as The World’s Leading Tour Operator for 11 years in a row at the World Travel Awards, Best Large Tour Operator at the 2011 Daily Telegraph Ultratravel 100 Awards for five consecutive years and scored most highly in the Which? top 20 travel company survey 2011. Kuoni has also been voted Britain’s Best Long-haul Tour Operator by travel agents for the past 29 years. Kuoni offer holidays in a wide variety of destinations, including Maldives holidays, Mauritius holidays, Dubai holidays and holidays to Thailand.

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Banking data transfers

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 maggio 2010

The Delegation of the LIBE Committee with representation of all political Groups that took place in Washington DC between 28-30 April 2010 had meetings with US administration representatives[1] and members of the US Congress in relation to the envisaged agreement between the European Union and the United States of America to make available to the United States Treasury Department financial messaging data to prevent and combat terrorism and terrorist financing.Throughout the meetings the Members noted a strong spirit of cooperation and a willingness to engage in a constructive, innovative and determined way in order to strike a sound and mutual acceptable agreement.Issues such as the determination to fight terrorism while upholding fundamental rights and the conviction that the framework of transatlantic cooperation for counter-terrorism purposes should be further developed and improved have also been raised. On behalf of the delegation, Parliament’s rapporteur Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (ALDE, NL) reiterated the need to consider a twin-track approach which differentiates between, on the one hand, the strict safeguards to be included in the envisaged EU-US agreement, and, on the other, the fundamental longer-term policy decisions that the EU must address.The delegation also recalled that the resolution on the Recommendation from the Commission to the Council to authorise the opening of negotiations for the above mentioned agreement is to be voted on 5 May 2010. The delegation expressed its trust that the EU and US will reach a strong, mutually beneficial agreement that will serve as a testament to the vital EU-US cooperation in counter-terrorism.

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For mobile money transfers

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 4 maggio 2010

Nairobi, Kenya in  7 May, 2010, 4 Conference and Expo. Helsinki, Finland Valimo, the global market leader in Mobile ID solutions and Trivnet, provider of the most powerful transaction management platform for delivering secured Mobile Financial Services (MFS), today announced plans to demonstrate a mobile money transfer solution utilizing Valimo’s Mobile ID technology to deliver highly secure mobile financial services. International laws regulate money transfers with strict demands for strong authentication of transaction parties. The combined solution, with its powerful identification that helps to stop fraud and money laundering, will be demonstrated at the Mobile Money Transfer Africa 2010 Conference and Expo this week in Nairobi. Mobile ID users are able to securely log in to online services, sign documents and confirm transactions by using their mobile phones. As people typically have their mobile phones with them at all times, a legally binding digital signature is easily done regardless of time or place. As the applications are on the SIM card, they work with all GSM devices with a SIM card. Valimo Mobile ID can be used for all services that require personal authentication, identification or a legally binding signature. It is based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Valimo is the global market leader in Mobile ID solutions in terms of both installation base and number of active users. Valimo solutions are used by operators, banks, enterprises, public sector, e-commerce and other service providers throughout the world.Valimo and Trivnet will showcase mobile money transfer solution with strong user authentication at the Gemalto stand at the Mobile Money Transfer Africa 2010

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