PNR systems in Member States and EU funding

In 2011, at the time the EU PNR directive was proposed, only the United Kingdom had a fully-fledged PNR data collection system. In 2012, while the proposed Directive was still under examination by the European Parliament, the Commission launched a call for proposals aiming to establish Passenger Information Units (PIUs) in the Member States, under its 2007-2013 programme ‘Prevention of and Fight against Crime’ (ISEC). In 2013, a total of €50 million, made available by the Commission, was distributed between 14 EU countries which presented a project for the development of their national PNR scheme.