Ahead of SWIFT Vote US Urges European Parliament to Back Data Deal

As the European Parliament prepares to flex its muscles in the vote on the SWIFT data deal, the US is trying to convince the Europeans of the importance of sharing bank transfer information. US officials say the EU and Germany have already benefited from the SWIFT reports in fighting terrorism.
The US says it provided SWIFT reports to help with the investigation into the Sauerland Cell.

The US says it provided SWIFT reports to help with the investigation into the Sauerland Cell.

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