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#SecurityandDefence: Significant progress to enhance Europe’s resilience against hybrid threats – more work ahead

#SecurityandDefence: Significant progress to enhance Europe’s resilience against hybrid threats – more work ahead

The European Commission and the High Representative, on 19 July, were reporting on actions taken and next steps to implement the 2016 Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats. The Communication contributes to the creation of a European Union that protects, as promised by President Juncker in the 2016 State of the Union speech. It builds […]

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#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

The European Commission has today (13 July) put forward new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity. Today’s proposal marks one of the final steps set out in the Commission’s action plan to strengthen the fight […]

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The curious case of the #Petya Virus

The curious case of the #Petya Virus

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

On June 27 the world was hit by the Petya computer virus,   which blocked computers and asked the owners to pay $300 to recover access to their data. One of the countries affected more than any other was Ukraine where the virus was launched and where it proved to be destructive, with national institutions and […]

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#G20 leaders’ statement on countering terrorism

#G20 leaders’ statement on countering terrorism

The G20 agreed today (7 July) on an action plan to fight terrorism. Leaders of the G20 strongly condemned all terrorist attacks worldwide and stood united in the fight against terrorism and its financing. In a Statement on Countering Terrorism, G20 leaders declared their determination to prevent and combat terrorism. The full text of the […]

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#EUReporter more influential and trusted than The Guardian, Der Spiegel and Le Monde

#EUReporter more influential and trusted than The Guardian, Der Spiegel and Le Monde

The annual survey of which are the most-read or watched media and social media for news on EU issues – and which are viewed as the most influential – was unveiled in the ComRes/Burson-Marsteller 2017 EU Media Survey on What Influences the Influencers. Burson-Marsteller CEO Karen Massin and ComRes Associate Director Meghan Oliver outlined the […]

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Europe between two fires – #Russia and #terrorism

Europe between two fires – #Russia and #terrorism

Being attacked from two sides simultaneously (terrorism and the Russian threat) Europe has to decide what to do first: to counter terrorism or the increasing Russian might. Choosing the priority is the most difficult challenge for European states today. But Europe should make a choice because the states’ budgets are not bottomless, writes Adomas Abromaitis. […]

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Europe’s #biometrics gap

Europe’s #biometrics gap

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Against the backdrop of recent terrorist attacks in the UK, the number one issue for the heads of state at the European Council summit in Brussels last week was internal security and combatting terrorism. In its conclusions, the Council dutifully vowed to “fight the spread of radicalization online” and to improve the exchange of information […]

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