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Good discussions in Washington

10 December 2010

During her visit to Washingon 8-9 December, Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström discussed issues of common interest with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder as well as with Members of Congress. The issues discussed included cyber crime and cyber security, cargo security, terrorism and migration.

"We have had good discussions on a number of subjects", said Cecilia Malmström. "We have taken the first step in the negotiations on a new Passsenger Name Records (PNR) agreement by respectively presentining our priorities. I am also glad that we have taken the decision to set up a common working group on cyber security."

The EU delegation also included EU Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding and the Belgian and Hungarian Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs.

Read the speech on transatlantic security cooperation that Cecilia Malmström delivered in Washington, and read the joint statement from Cecilia Malmström and US Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security Jane Lute, on the launch of PNR negotiations.