Moreover, regarding recent allegations of access to financial messaging data in the EU contrary to TFTP
agreement, written reassurances were received that the US Government has not breached the agreement and will continue to fully respect it.
Grep filtering of the TFTP
data reveals a time of about 1.
government holds that the TFTP
is necessary in order for America and its allies to fight the world-wide war on terror and that the citizens of the world are safer for it.
The Commission will publish its assessment of the TFTP
on 17 March," noted the EP's ex-rapporteur, Alexander Alvaro (ALDE, Germany).
The debate on the creation of a European TFTP
may offer some alternatives.
So far, the Council has steered clear of debating the creation of a European TFTP
, and for a good reason considering what it would cost.
1) The United States needs EU authorisation in order to resume the TFTP
since SWIFT, the Belgian company that manages the data of some 8,000 banks worldwide, repatriated all European data to the Netherlands
Washington has pledged to help the Europeans if they decide to set up a European TFTP
The agreement also paves the way to a European TFTP
if the member states and the European Parliament decide one day to set up such a programme.