The Commission will no longer be issuing press releases on Saturday. They will instead release "non-news" for those poor journalists who are working when they should be at the pub.

This Saturday's single non-press release, on airline passenger data exchange with the US contained the following sure-fire maybes:

"Although the negotiations on a PNR agreement between the EU and the US could not be concluded ... have agreed that the negotiations will continue in a constructive atmosphere with a view to concluding an agreement as soon as possible ... it is in the interests of all concerned ... that a new agreement is concluded as soon possible ... In the meantime, the Commission urges the US to continue to apply the safeguards ... that were laid down in the now-lapsed 2004 agreement ... The draft agreement ... may be discussed during the 6th October meeting of the Council of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers ..."
And who says nothing ever happens?

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