Navigation Links
Remarks Prepared for Delivery By Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey At the Ministerial Press Conference
Date:3/11/2008

BERLIN, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs:

Good afternoon. I want to thank Interior Minister Schauble and Justice Minister Zypries for their hospitality during our visit and for their dedication to maintaining the close relationship between the United States and Germany.

The cooperation between our two countries on matters related to law enforcement and counterterrorism has been substantial, and citizens of both of our countries have been safer as a result.

I am honored by the opportunity to join you today for the initialing of the bilateral agreement between Germany and the United States that permits access to biometric data and spontaneous sharing of data about known and suspected terrorists.

This is a great achievement, both for its practical benefits and for what it symbolizes. This agreement gives us important new tools to combat terrorism and to fight transnational crime.

Each of our countries will have access to the criminal fingerprint databases of the other -- in the first instance simply to determine on a yes-or-no basis if there is evidence in those databases that could be helpful in criminal investigations and prosecutions. If such evidence is located, the agreement also sets forth procedures for obtaining it through lawful processes that also ensure appropriate protection for personal data.

The agreement further provides a mechanism for sharing information about known and suspected terrorists, so we can prevent them from entering our countries and attacking on our people. But beyond the important practical value of this agreement, it symbolizes the joint resolve of Germany and the United States to fight terrorism and transnational crime.

The United States is deeply grateful that strong cooperation from our international partners has helped us reduce violent crime and prevent major terrorist attacks. The values we share with Germany and our mutual interest in protecting our citizens makes us even more determined to deepen our cooperation with Germany. We look forward to implementing this important agreement in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation.

We believe also that this agreement may serve as a model for similar bilateral instruments with the other European Union Member States in the very near future. Europe and the United States face common threats in terrorism and transnational crime. The agreements we initial today are a powerful reaffirmation that we will stand together to meet these challenges.

Terrorists who threaten our way of life see no barriers in borders between countries, neither should our efforts to stop them.

I'd like to thank Ministers Schauble and Zypries for the strong leadership they have shown on these issues, and the German people for their friendship.

Thank you.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology news :

1. e-SMART Technologies Continues Delivery of Its New Super SMART Card in South Korea
2. Researchers develop better membranes for water treatment, drug delivery
3. Carnegie Mellon researchers to develop new drug delivery system
4. Computer solution to delivery problem
5. Nanoengineers mine tiny diamonds for drug delivery
6. Jumping genes could make for safer gene delivery system
7. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop nanogels that enable controlled delivery of carbohydrate drugs
8. In nature -- and maybe the corner office -- scientists find that generalists can thrive
9. Generalist bacteria discovered in coastal waters may be more flexible than known before
10. Society for General Microbiology 161st Meeting, University of Edinburgh
11. Michael A. Betts, Seasoned Financial Services Executive, Joins CIC Board of Directors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/16/2016)... Dec. 16, 2016 The global wearable medical device market, ... by 2021 from USD 5.31 billion in 2016, at a CAGR ... ... by technological advancements in medical devices, launch of a growing number ... wireless connectivity among healthcare providers, and increasing focus on physical fitness. ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... 2016   WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... announced today that on December 13, 2016, it received ... Nasdaq Stock Market LLC which acknowledged that, as of ... common stock had been at $1.00 or greater for ... with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) of the Nasdaq Stock Market. ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... , Dec. 15, 2016 ... driving experience, health wellness and wellbeing (HWW), ... one in three new passenger vehicles begin ... recognition, gesture recognition, heart beat monitoring, brain ... monitoring, facial monitoring, and pulse detection. These ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... Jan. 17, 2017  Northwell Health today announced ... of precision cancer research. As ... health care provider, Northwell Health diagnoses and treats ... is a Germany -based oncology ... Together they will greatly expand cancer biobanking activities ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... research, recently announced a collaboration with the Heidelberg University Hospital and the German ... library preparation, following the company’s successful launch of its CATS (Capture and ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... the prestigious Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The ... created a significant economic or social impact […] and are considered the best of ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... Jan 13, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... their offering. ... biopolymers market to grow at a CAGR of 16.83% during the period ... growth prospects of the global biopolymers market for 2017-2021. To calculate the ... sales of biopolymer products. The report also includes a a discussion of ...
Breaking Biology Technology: