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EU to beef up #cybersecurity

EU to beef up #cybersecurity

| November 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

The General Affairs Council today (20 November) adopted conclusions calling for the strengthening of European cybersecurity and enhancing cyber resilience across the EU, in line with the tasking from the European Council in October 2017. The conclusions stress the need for all EU countries to make the necessary resources and investment available to address cybersecurity. […]

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EU signs #DefencePact in decades-long quest

EU signs #DefencePact in decades-long quest

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

France and Germany edged towards achieving a 70-year-old ambition to integrate European defences on Monday (13 November), signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces after Britain’s decision to quit the bloc, writes Robin Emmott. First proposed in the 1950s and long resisted by Britain, European defence planning, […]

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#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Juncker has been calling for a stronger Europe on security and defence since his election campaign, saying in April 2014: “I believe that we need to take more seriously the provisions of the existing Treaty that allow those European countries who want to do this to progressively build up a common European defence. I […]

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#Paradise Papers: New revelations pile pressure on EU #anti-money laundering negotiations

#Paradise Papers: New revelations pile pressure on EU #anti-money laundering negotiations

| November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today’s leak from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) piles huge pressure on the EU to finally crack down on corporate secrecy, corruption and money laundering ahead of crucial negotiations in Brussels next week, said Global Witness. The leak comes from Appleby, a major offshore law firm based in Bermuda. Over half of its offices are based in EU tax havens. […]

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Strengthening #SecurityChecks at Europe’s borders

Strengthening #SecurityChecks at Europe’s borders

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

A common electronic system to speed up checks at the Schengen area’s external borders and to register all non-EU travellers was backed by Parliament on Wednesday (25 October). The new Entry/Exit System (EES) will register information on non-EU nationals, such as name, travel document, fingerprints, facial image, date and place when they enter, exit or […]

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#ETIAS: Closing the information gap on people arriving in the EU

#ETIAS: Closing the information gap on people arriving in the EU

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), which assesses possible security risks of visa-free travellers to the EU, was adopted today (19 October) by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. ETIAS will, together with the future EU Entry-Exit System, create a smart information system enhancing the protection of EU […]

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British spy chief says #Islam militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

British spy chief says #Islam militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain faces the most acute threat ever from Islamist militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday (17 October), writes Guy Faulconbridge. After four militant attacks this year that killed 36 people in Britain […]

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