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MEPs call to strengthen checks on #EUArmsExports

MEPs call to strengthen checks on #EUArmsExports

| November 19, 2018

EU member states’ systematic failure to apply EU rules on arms export control should be addressed by a sanctions mechanism, Parliament said during plenary. Despite commonly agreed rules, setting the criteria on who could get an arms export licence, member states have systematically failed to apply them. Parliament is asking for a mechanism to enforce […]

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Possibility of #ChemicalAttack in UK getting closer – security minister

Possibility of #ChemicalAttack in UK getting closer – security minister

| October 11, 2018

The possibility of a terrorist attack involving chemical or biological weapons is getting closer, Britain’s security minister and top counter-terrorism police officer warned this week, writes Michael Holden. “I see plots where the only limit to the ambition of our adversaries is their imagination,” Ben Wallace (pictured) told a security conference in London. “As I […]

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Quicker freezing and confiscation of #CriminalAssets to fight organized crime

Quicker freezing and confiscation of #CriminalAssets to fight organized crime

| October 9, 2018

MEPs have adopted new rules to speed up the freezing and confiscation of criminal assets across the EU. The new rules, already informally agreed between Parliament’s negotiators and EU ministers in June, will make it quicker and simpler for EU member states to ask each other to freeze criminal assets or confiscate criminal property. Depriving […]

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#EuropeanCybersecurityMonth

#EuropeanCybersecurityMonth

| October 3, 2018

The 6th edition of the European Cybersecurity Month has begun, with around 300 events taking place across Europe in October. The annual Cybersecurity Month aims at raising awareness of cyber threats and promotes cybersecurity and cyber hygiene among citizens and organisations through education and sharing of good practices. This year’s slogan is “Cyber security is […]

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Radicalization threat runs risk of undermining #Balkans links with West

Radicalization threat runs risk of undermining #Balkans links with West

| September 27, 2018

The continuing threat posed by extremism and Islamic radicalization in the Western Balkans countries runs the risk of undermining the region’s ambitions for forging ever closer links with the West, a conference in Brussels was told, writes Martin Banks. It heard that the ongoing threat from so-called Islamic State, which remains a pervasive influence in […]

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BNP is not a ‘Bank for a Changing World’

BNP is not a ‘Bank for a Changing World’

| September 26, 2018

In London over the summer Laurence Pessez and the rest of the BNP Paribas corporate social responsibility team she leads were busy slapping each other on the back. For the first time BNP had been named by Euromoney as the ‘World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance’. Collecting the trophy at the black tie ceremony, their message […]

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#CounterExtremismProject congratulates Commission on #TerroristContent legislation

#CounterExtremismProject congratulates Commission on #TerroristContent legislation

| September 18, 2018

The European Commission has released its regulation on terrorist content online. The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) congratulates President Juncker and the Commission staff who have managed to carry this legislation over the line. CEP has worked hard to highlight the lack of accountability and responsibility that tech companies take for extremist content, and is delighted […]

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