Spain last to sign up for anti terror laws

Government red tape prevents new terror laws. Credit: PEXEL

Spain and Slovenia are the last two countries that haven’t yet approved new EU regulations to introduce new air passenger registration (PNR) to help combat terrorism.

The aim of the new legislation is to monitor air travel movements to alert of any suspicious air movements and patterns in flights between certain countries.

Details of travel itineraries and schedules will have to be provided on booking and billing stages and luggage will be monitored.

The European Commission issued an ultimatum to Spain on January 24 to fully implement PNR stating they had two months before they would be taken to the Court of Justice.

Spain’s Security Commissioner Julian King has explained that Spain is doing all it can to implement the laws but has had trouble passing it through congress due to the problems that the government is currently undergoing.

The new anti terror laws have been implemented by other member states since May 2018,announced as part of a larger scheme that also aims to regulate weapons export and money laundering processes

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