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European Commission steps up support to counter-terrorism, the prevention of #ViolentExtremism and peacebuilding in #SriLanka

European Commission steps up support to counter-terrorism, the prevention of #ViolentExtremism and peacebuilding in #SriLanka

| August 15, 2019

The European Commission, through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has allocated €8.5 million to support Sri Lankan efforts to prevent violent extremism, build community resilience, and promote peace and tolerance. It will also contribute to the ongoing peacebuilding process through internally displaced persons and refugees being able to return to their land. This allocation […]

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#Kazakhstan welcomes women back from #IslamicState, warily

#Kazakhstan welcomes women back from #IslamicState, warily

| August 15, 2019

“Everybody has a right to make a mistake,” said Gulpari Farziyeva, 31, who is in a treatment center in Kazakhstan for former members of the Islamic State. Credit Tara Todras-Whitehill for The New York Times The young woman said she thought she was going on vacation in Turkey, but instead found herself in Syria, tricked, […]

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#SecurityUnion – Entry into force of more stringent rules for explosives and fight against financing of #Terrorism

#SecurityUnion – Entry into force of more stringent rules for explosives and fight against financing of #Terrorism

| August 2, 2019

More stringent European rules on explosive precursors have come into force. They will help to prevent terrorist acts by limiting access to hazardous substances while strengthening safeguards and controls for the sale of hazardous chemicals that can be diverted for the manufacture of improvised explosives. The new measures will ban new substances, harmonize the rules […]

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Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

| July 24, 2019

“There cannot be compromise on freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and Britain can work with the United States on its approach to the issue despite their differing views on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured, right) said on Monday, writes Kylie MacLellan. “When it comes to freedom […]

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#SecurityUnion – EU-US co-operation on tackling terrorist financing continues to produce results

#SecurityUnion – EU-US co-operation on tackling terrorist financing continues to produce results

| July 23, 2019

Co-operation between the EU and the US on tracking terrorist financing has continued to yield positive results with over 70,000 leads generated between 2016 and 2018 – some of which were instrumental in bringing forward investigations relating to terrorist attacks on EU soil, including those in Stockholm, Barcelona and Turku. According to the Joint Report, […]

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New Parliament president pays tribute to victims of #Terrorism

New Parliament president pays tribute to victims of #Terrorism

| July 8, 2019

David Sassoli at Maelbeek station in Brussels Newly elected Parliament President David Sassoli (pictured) went to the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on 5 July to pay tribute to all victims of terrorism. “On my first day as president of the European Parliament, I wanted to pay tribute to the victims of terrorism in the […]

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Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

| June 26, 2019

Photo by the European Defence Agency While there is no EU army and defence remains exclusively a matter for member states, the EU has recently taken big steps to boost defence co-operation. Since 2016, there has been significant progress in the area of EU security and defence with several concrete EU initiatives to encourage cooperation […]

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