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Passenger Name Record
Acts of terror in Paris and Copenhagen, as well as the crisis in the Middle East and Ukraine, have put security issues back at the top of the political agenda. Security specialists and the member states are calling for EU-wide rules on Passenger Name Record (PNR), a measure which would require more systematic collection, use and retention of data on international airline passengers. However, some MEPs are concerned about such a system jeopardising rights to privacy and data protection.

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Special committee on tax rulings
Launched in February 2015, the Parliament's special committee on tax rulings looks into allegations that some member states are using special tax regimes that favour large corporations. Once finished, the 45-member committee will present its findings and recommendations in a final report that is expected to be voted on by all MEPs during the November plenary.

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TTIP: what exactly is the ISDS mechanism for resolving investor disputes?
How to resolve disputes between foreign investors and states remains a thorny issue in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated by the European Commission and the US. One of the mechanisms for arbitrating these disputes is known as Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), but what does it really mean and what is the concept behind it? Read on to find out the differences between ISDS and the other options available to protect investors.
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