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#Tempest – UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter jet programme through 2025

#Tempest – UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter jet programme through 2025

| July 17, 2018

Britain will invest £2 billion to 2025 to develop a fighter jet called Tempest (pictured) that could be used with pilots or as a drone, its defence minister said on Monday (16 July), unveiling a life-sized model of the new stealthy warplane, writes Andrea Shalal. Gavin Williamson said the programme was aimed at ensuring Britain’s continued […]

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Seized #Terrorism funds to be used against perpetrators

Seized #Terrorism funds to be used against perpetrators

| July 11, 2018

Two new sets of EU rules will tie terrorists’ hands and limit their access to money for organizing attacks in Europe. The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has given the green light to a preliminary agreement with the member states on improved common EU rules on money laundering and the […]

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Strengthened EU rules to prevent #MoneyLaundering and fight #Terrorism financing enter into force

Strengthened EU rules to prevent #MoneyLaundering and fight #Terrorism financing enter into force

| July 11, 2018

The 5th Anti-Money laundering Directive has entered into force following its publication in the EU’s Official Journal. Proposed by the Commission in July 2016, the new rules bring more transparency on the real owners of companies and tackle risks of terrorist financing. Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová said: “This is another important […]

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Roads in Search of an Army

Roads in Search of an Army

| July 8, 2018

As NATO leaders gather for their summit in Brussels, environmental researcher Lesley McCarthy looks at what Europe is putting at risk in its response to Donald Trump’s threats and demands. Talk of an integrated European army has been around for nearly a decade but statements by President Trump both before and since his election have […]

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EPP Group presents comprehensive proposals to improve EU #AntiTerrorInfrastructure

EPP Group presents comprehensive proposals to improve EU #AntiTerrorInfrastructure

| July 6, 2018

Terrorism across Europe can only be addressed by preventing radicalization, enhancing co-operation, data exchange and giving strong support to victims of terrorism. Concrete proposals on such priorities can be found in the more than 140 recommendations put forward in the Report of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Terrorism, being presented by Monika Hohlmeier MEP, […]

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First-ever #EUDefenceIndustryFund to finance joint development of capabilities

First-ever #EUDefenceIndustryFund to finance joint development of capabilities

| July 5, 2018

For the first time, MEPs endorsed the setting up of a programme devoted to boosting innovation in European defence industry including cyber security on Tuesday.   With a €500 million budget for 2019-2020, the new European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) will help fund the development of new and upgraded products and technologies to make […]

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European SMEs ‘will lose out if #PrivacyShield is abolished’

European SMEs ‘will lose out if #PrivacyShield is abolished’

| June 13, 2018

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted an own-initiative Report on 11 June condemning the EU-US Privacy Shield as dysfunctional and unsecure.  Axel Voss MEP, the EPP Group’s Spokesman on the topic, commented: “The EPP Group called for more time to negotiate critical points in the Resolution, especially those calling […]

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