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"Highly likely" Russia behind UK attack: EU summit
At a summit in Brussels, EU leaders condemned Russia Thursday for the recent nerve agent attack in Britain, agreeing to coordinate their response "in the light ...
Factsheet: A European Agenda on Security - state of play December 2016
Security has been a constant theme since the beginning of this Commission's mandate from EC president Juncker's Guidelines of July 2014 to the latest State of ...
Action Plan to tackle travel document fraud
The European Commission adopted on December 8 an Action Plan setting out concrete measures to improve the security of travel documents. The Action Plan ...
EU seeks high privacy standards in EU-US data protection agreement
The European Commission has adopted a draft mandate to negotiate a personal data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States when ...
New EU-US negotiations on bank data transfers on the cards
The Commission today adopted a draft mandate for negotiating bank data transfers with the United States government under the Terrorist Financing Tracking ...
Terrorism: agreement on bank data transfers with US - briefing
Adoption of a proposal for a mandate for negotiating an agreement on bank data transfers with the United States government under the Terrorist Financing ...
EU bolsters efforts against radicalisation
The European Commission presented a series of measures Tuesday to support EU Member States in their efforts to prevent and fight radicalisation leading to ...
EU bolsters defences against terrorism
A package of anti-terrorism measures announced Wednesday will help address vulnerabilities exposed by recent terrorist attacks and make a real difference in ...
EU looks to strengthen security cooperation after attacks
The European Commission urged EU Member States to improve security cooperation on Wednesday, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.
EU Commission's Recommendation: Let's put internet giants in charge of censoring Europe
Today, on 1 March 2018, the European Commission proposed a "Recommendation" on the surveillance and filtering of the internet by online companies.
EU to clamp down on illegal import of cultural goods to finance terrorism
The EU Commission put forward Thursday new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to ...
Tech giants under increased EU pressure over illegal content
The Commission presented guidelines and principles Thursday for online platforms to step up efforts to proactively prevent, detect and remove illegal content ...
EU makes progress in fight against travel document fraud
The EU Commission took stock of measures to combat identity fraud Tuesday, implemented under a 2016 action plan to improve security of travel documents as part ...
Measures to tackle illegal content online
As a follow-up to a September 2017 Communication on tackling illegal content online, the European Commission recommended on 1 March a set of operational ...
European Agenda on Security
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 ...
New EU strategy on capacity building of partner countries
The European Commission presented on 28 April new proposals to strengthen the link between security and development in the external actions of the European ...
Commission action to get terrorist content off the web
EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker set out in his State of the Union address 2018 new proposals to get terrorist content off the web.
Airport scanners receive conditional support from EC
The deployment and operation of airport scanners must be based on common standards, says the European Commission in a Communication out today. In a statement ...
Tougher EU gun law to close security loopholes
An update to the EU's 1991 firearms directive, approved Tuesday by Euro-MPs, include tighter controls on blank-firing and inadequately deactivated weapons, ...
The EU Council's general approach on Terrorist Content Online proposal: A step towards pre-emptive censorship
On 6 December 2018, the EU Council published its general approach on the proposed Terrorist Content Online Regulation.
Da'esh, Al Qaida face EU-wide anti-terror sanctions
The EU will for the first time be able to apply sanctions autonomously to Da'esh and Al-Qaida and their associates and supporters, following a strengthening of ...
EU gives tech giants one hour deadline to remove terrorist content
Tech giants Facebook and Google will be given one hour to remove terrorist content from their social media platforms under tighter rules on illegal content ...
MEPs back EU directive on use of Passenger Name Records
Airlines will have to hand national authorities passengers' data for all flights from third countries to the EU and vice versa under a directive regulating the ...
Denying terrorists the means to act
The European Commission is taking additional steps to further curtail the space in which terrorists and criminals operate - denying them the means needed to ...
Anti-terrorism package
The European Commission reports regularly on progress made towards creating an effective and genuine Security Union and is today presenting its 11th Progress ...
New travel authorisation system to screen travellers before entering EU
The EU Parliament gave its green light Thursday to a new travel information and authorisation system intended to screen criminals and terrorists before they ...
Countering 'hybrid' security threats a priority, says EU
The European Union outlined plans Wednesday to counter the growing threat to its security in the form of 'hybrid' threats, such as monitoring and countering ...
Counter-terrorism is EU's highest security priority
Counter-terrorism is the highest security priority for the EU, foreign affairs ministers declared at their Council meeting Monday, as they debated the EU ...
Terrorism is not a new phenomenon in Europe. In Britain, Ireland and Spain alone, thousands of lives have been lost to terrorism over the past thirty years. ...
The correct application of financial sanctions is crucial in order to meet the objectives of the Common Foreign and Security Policy and especially to help ...
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