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Commission’s “no-news” Saturday

The Commission will no longer be issuing press releases on Saturday. They will instead release “non-news” for those poor journalists who are working when they should be at the pub.

This Saturday’s single non-press release, on airline passenger data exchange with the US contained the following sure-fire maybes:

“Although the negotiations on a PNR agreement between the EU and the US could not be concluded … have agreed that the negotiations will continue in a constructive atmosphere with a view to concluding an agreement as soon as possible … it is in the interests of all concerned … that a new agreement is concluded as soon possible … In the meantime, the Commission urges the US to continue to apply the safeguards … that were laid down in the now-lapsed 2004 agreement … The draft agreement … may be discussed during the 6th October meeting of the Council of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers …”

And who says nothing ever happens?

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