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We have been discovering, for example, people who have been living in a legal way in Italy. In some cases they have Italian citizenship through marriage. They were not doing anything strange in Italy, but they were preparing for attacks abroad.
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#Example

We take full account of two main, fundamental rights -- the right to security .... and privacy protection,
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#Privacy

I have taken note of (Marty's) serious, interim conclusion that it is highly unlikely that European governments, or at least their intelligence services, were unaware of rendition. It is now for the member states of the Council of Europe to clarify their position.
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#Conclusion

Can we seize classified files of the CIA? No, that's not possible. We don't have the powers, we have to play it by the rules,
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#CIA

I asked him to raise also this point and to ask the U.S. authorities to inform me directly on whether and how these rumors are true or not,
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#Ask

We cannot send back illegal people to countries where they will be subject to inhuman or degrading treatment,
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#People

serious consequences, including the suspension of the right to vote in the Council.
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#Consequences

We decided that counterfeiting is a real crime against industry, constituting a growing business for organized crime and is a real threat for consumers. Our proposal aims to eradicate safe havens for the criminal organizations on counterfeiting and piracy.
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#Business

This agreement is a victory for democracy, a victory for our EU citizens, and a victory for the fundamental rights.
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#Agreement

I don't like the word 'defense' used between European countries.
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#Defense

I am confident that the German government is preparing quite well against this terrible threat...this growing number of young girls forced to be prostitutes.
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#Government

I have read a report on U.S. data protection laws, and I assure you that there is no risk of abuse of personal data in it.
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#Risk

We are trying to verify the reliability of the claims. It's being conducted in an in-depth fashion. ... We remain cautious.
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#Fashion #Reliability

(The database) has two main goals: contributing to the internal security of EU states and the fight against illegal immigration by supporting the common visa policy and the checks on the visa applicants
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#Illegal Immigration

This proposal is a very balanced and constructive one which takes account of the fundamental rights to security, to a private life and protection of personal data, as well as different interests, in particular those of law enforcement authorities and communication providers,
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#Proposal #Private Life

People who reside illegally in Europe should be sent back to their countries of origin
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#Europe

[The proposals would send] the clear message that people staying illegally in the E.U. should return to their country of origin, ... Indeed, if we don't ensure a human, dignified but efficient return of illegal migrants, this will undermine the integrity and credibility of our immigration and asylum policies.
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#Integrity #Immigration #Proposals #Credibility

In the spirit of friendship ... it would be extremely counterproductive to take for granted rumors without investigations.
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#Friends Or Friendship #Spirit #Investigations

It is very, very important to get the truth. It is impossible to move only on the basis of allegations,
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#Truth #Allegations

Should the accusations be accurate, I would be forced to draw serious consequences,
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#Consequences #Accusations

I would be obliged to propose to the council [of EU ministers] serious consequences, including the suspension of voting rights in the council,
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#Consequences