EU rejects U.S. data-sharing deal

European Union flagIn a blow to the effort to stem the flow of international financing for terrorism, the European Parliament rejected a controversial data-sharing deal with the United States, citing privacy concerns.  International relations Professor William Keylor, an authority on U.S.-European relations, says the snub demonstrates how fighting a global war on terrorism is tough without full agreement on strategies.

“As long as an economic superpower such as the EU is unwilling to cooperate in measures to interrupt the financing of terrorism, unilateral American actions to shut down such financing operations are doomed to failure.”

Contact William Keylor, 617-358-1097, wrkeylor@bu.edu

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