The European Parliament shoots down the EU/US SWIFT agreement to protect civil liberties - commentaires The European Parliament shoots down the EU/US SWIFT agreement to protect civil liberties 2010-03-12T06:34:26Z https://www.kuriereuropejski.org/The-European-Parliament-shoots-down-the-EU-US-SWIFT-agreement-to#comment8129 2010-03-12T06:34:26Z <p><i>The only risk is that US trys to negotiate with national governments instead of on the EU level. We will see.</i></p> <p>The national government in question is the Netherlands, and firstly, we do not have a full government here at the moment, so it would not be the easiest state to reach an agreement with, maybe after the elections in June. Further, but most important, any such deal would be in violation of the Lisbon treaty paragraphs on loyal cooperation, and such an act would undoubtedly end up in court.</p> <p>The US could however try to negotiate a deal with Switzerland. Though their bank secrecy (albeit loosened up a bit the last years or so) would make that difficult as well.</p>