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Intensive days in Washington

3 June 2010

Cecilia Malmström is on her way back to Europe after three days of meetings in Washington. She met with among others Secretary of Treasure Timothy Geithner and Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey for discussions on the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the US on an agreement on transfer of banking data in order to combat terrorism.

"We have had intensive days with rewarding discussions", said Cecilia Malmström. "We have made clear progress in the negotiations and the US has taken several important steps to improve the protection of data and to increase the possibility of redress. I will now report on the negotiations to the Interior Ministers and to the European Parliament."

During her visit, Cecilia Malmström also discussed cyber crime with the White House coordinator Howard Schmidt and trafficking in human beings with Luis CdeBaca, responsible for these issues at the US State Department.