BRUSSELS – The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):
French Interior Bernard Cazeneuve is exhorting his European Union partners to toughen the bloc's borders and move forward on a long-delayed system for collecting airline passenger information.
Cazeneuve warned them on Friday that "we can't take more time. This is urgent."
His call came at the start of an emergency meeting of EU interior and justice ministers aimed at fine-tuning a European security response to the attacks in Paris a week ago, in which 129 people were killed.
"Terrorists are crossing the borders of the European Union," he said, underlining why the EU must adopt a so-called passenger name record system, which has been held up for years.
He said the system would allow the EU to better track extremists and foreign fighters coming and going from Syria and Iraq.