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Guides on the EU policy on terrorism.
Anti-terrorism package by EUbusiness — last modified 18 October 2017, 17:59 CET
The European Commission reports regularly on progress made towards creating an effective and genuine Security Union and is today presenting its 11th Progress Report, setting out a package of operational and practical anti-terrorism measures to be rolled out over the next 16 months.
Action Plan to tackle travel document fraud by EUbusiness — last modified 09 December 2016, 11:56 CET
The European Commission adopted on December 8 an Action Plan setting out concrete measures to improve the security of travel documents. The Action Plan provides clear recommendations for EU Member States to tackle the phenomenon of travel document fraud and outlines a comprehensive set of actions for the Commission to take. Travel document security is an important factor in the fight against terrorism and organised crime and contributes to improving border protection and migration management, paving a way towards an effective and genuine Security Union.
New EU strategy on capacity building of partner countries by EUbusiness — last modified 28 April 2015, 22:48 CET
The European Commission presented on 28 April new proposals to strengthen the link between security and development in the external actions of the European Union. A Joint Communication adopted by the European Commission and High Representative Federica Mogherini outlines options to help partner countries and regional organisations more effectively to develop their capacities to prevent and manage crises.
European Agenda on Security by EUbusiness — last modified 28 April 2015, 17:15 CET
The European Commission set out on 28 April a European Agenda on Security for the period 2015-2020 to support EU Member States' cooperation in tackling security threats and step up Europe's common efforts in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime. The Agenda sets out the concrete tools and measures which will be used in this joint work to ensure security and tackle these three most pressing threats more effectively.
Radicalisation Awareness Network by EUbusiness — last modified 28 January 2013, 13:23 CET
How to sharpen Europe's tools to prevent violent extremism? A High Level Conference in Brussels on 29 January 2013 aims to give the answers to these questions, based on the work carried out by experts and practitioners in the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), launched by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström in 2011. Policy proposals include training local police to detect signs of radicalisation into violent extremism, and providing de-radicalisation or exit programs for members of extremist groups. By bringing together field workers with ministers, academia and local authorities, the conference aims to take the EU's work against extremism to a new level.
EU-US data protection agreement negotiations - briefing by Ina Dimireva — last modified 26 May 2010, 23:33 CET
The European Commission today adopted a draft mandate to negotiate a personal data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States when cooperating to fight terrorism or crime. The aim is to ensure a high level of protection of personal information like passenger data or financial information that is transferred as part of transatlantic cooperation in criminal matters. The agreement would enhance the right of citizens to access, rectify or delete data, where appropriate.
Terrorism: agreement on bank data transfers with US - briefing by EUbusiness — last modified 24 March 2010, 23:41 CET
Adoption of a proposal for a mandate for negotiating an agreement on bank data transfers with the United States government under the Terrorist Financing Tracking Programme
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 28 July 2008, 17:12 CET
ESTA is an automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such travel poses any law enforcement or security risk.