Estonia ready to sign the Prum Treaty

  • 2007-01-17
  • By TBT staff
Estonia is ready to join the Prum Treaty which deals with cross-border police cooperation, Interior Minister Kalle Laanet said at an informal meeting of European Union interior and justice ministers in Dresden, Germany, on Monday and Tuesday. The meeting focused on the prospects of bringing the Prum Treaty into EU law, a spokesperson for the Estonian Interior Ministry said. "The presidency stressed the need to make the fight against organized crime more efficient in what regards terrorism, cross-border crime and illegal immigration. At the present moment one of the best possibilities for that is the Prum Treaty," Laanet said. Laanet underscored the Estonian stance that the fight against illegal immigration should focus only on hot spots at the EU's southern border but also engage in international cooperation with countries on the EU's eastern and southeastern border that serve as countries of origin for such immigration.