The Minister of the Interior of Lithuania, Saulius Skvernelis, believes that Passenger Name Records (PNR) must be collected not only on external EU flights but on internal ones as well. According to the minister, Lithuania is ready to unilaterally launch the PNR system already in 2016.
Saulius Skvernelis
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

The interior minister said after the Government's meeting on Monday that having information about passengers in advance would help foil terror attacks. Furthermore, such information could be stored for three years, as it is crucial when carrying out analysis after acts of terror are carried out.

Skvernelis says Lithuania already has technical capacity to create the PNR system for internal EU flights and could apply it starting 2016.

The European Commission has announced that the PNR system would include at least 60 categories of information about every passenger, including personal identification data, flight destinations and IP addresses of computers that are used to buy tickets. The data would be stored for a certain period of time and accessible to security agencies.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.

Hackers fake press release about Lithuania asking US to move nuclear weapons

Hackers have sent out a fake press release claiming to be from the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry and...

National defense decided to buy six American Black Hawk helicopters

The leadership of Lithuania's national defense system has decided to buy six American Black Hawk...

Lithuanian army helicopter saves injured Russian citizen from tanker

A Lithuanian army helicopter saved an injured Russian citizen from a tanker , Lithuania's...

Nauseda arrives in Brussels for his 1st EU summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Thursday arrived in Brussels to attend his first EU...

Russia dismisses reports of possible spy swap with Lithuania and Norway

The spokeswoman for Russia 's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said she had no information...