Holder and Napolitano Heading to Europe
By Andrew Ramonas | April 12, 2011 11:44 am

Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week will travel to Budapest, Hungary, for the biannual U.S-European Union Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting.

The U.S. cabinet secretaries will discuss national security, counterterrorism, international crime, cybersecurity and collaboration with their European counterparts from Wednesday to Friday, according to a Homeland Security Department spokesman. Hungarian Minister of Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics and Interior Minister Sandor Pintér along with European Commissioners Cecilia Malmström for Home Affairs and Vivian Reding for Justice are scheduled to attend, according to the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The last U.S-European Union Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting was in December in Washington D.C. Holder and European officials at the meeting discussed the anti-government secrecy website WikiLeaks, which is under criminal investigation in the United States. But talks also focused on cyber crime, international law enforcement, child exploitation and privacy protection for data shared in joint efforts to combat terrorism.

On Friday, Holder will travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia, for more meetings with European officials, according to United Press International.


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