Jul 302009
 July 30, 2009  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

EU member states laid aside the advice of their own legal experts in cutting MEPs out of talks on a new bank data deal with the US.

The legal services of the EU council (the member states’ secretariat in Brussels) in July put forward a confidential paper saying that the European Parliament should have co-legislative powers on the pact under articles 95 and 300 of the EU treaty, EUobserver has learned.

Read more on EUobserver.

Related: EU backs renewal of anti-terror bank scrutiny deal.

Thanks to Brian Honan for these links.

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