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€500 million towards stronger #EUDefence

€500 million towards stronger #EUDefence

| May 25, 2018

“We have taken a first and very important step to increase cooperation in the defence industry and strengthen the competitiveness of the EU defence industry by agreeing with the Council to allocate €500 million in 2019 and 2020 to the European Defence Industrial Development Programme”, said Françoise Grossetête MEP, Rapporteur and EPP Group Spokeswoman, after […]

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#CyberDefence: MEPs call for better European co-operation

#CyberDefence: MEPs call for better European co-operation

| May 17, 2018

Cyber-attacks are on the rise – and the EU must react © AP Images/European Union-EP  The EU member states should work together closely on cyber defence, following increasing cyber-attacks on civilians and military targets, said MEPs on Wednesday (16 May). The resolution notes that different states, such as Russia, China and North Korea, but also […]

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Verifying #BigTech promises

Verifying #BigTech promises

| May 11, 2018

The pattern in Silicon Valley is too familiar. Move fast, break things, apologize, promise to do better, and repeat. After nearly two decades of this pattern, we are exhausted, writes Dr. Hany Farid. We are exhausted by spectacular failures to protect user’s privacy, allowing advertisers to illegally target housing and job ads based on race and […]

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#CEP: Tech companies talk rights rather than responsibilities

#CEP: Tech companies talk rights rather than responsibilities

| April 19, 2018

The European Union recently upped the pressure on social media companies to do more to remove terrorist material from their platforms. Growing frustrated with the continued presence of dangerous content online, the EU Commission called on tech firms to remove this radicalizing material within one hour of being notified of its existence. “We still need […]

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A Europe that protects: Denying #terrorists and #criminals the means to act

A Europe that protects: Denying #terrorists and #criminals the means to act

| April 19, 2018

The European Commission is taking additional steps to further curtail the space in which terrorists and criminals operate – denying them the means needed to plan, finance and carry out crimes. Six months after the anti-terrorism package of October 2017, the Commission is proposing measures to: bolster the security of identity cards and reduce document fraud; provide […]

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Plenary vote: Stricter EU rules on #MoneyLaundering and #TerrorismFinancing

Plenary vote: Stricter EU rules on #MoneyLaundering and #TerrorismFinancing

| April 18, 2018

MEPs Judith Sargentini and Krišjānis Kariņš  To increase transparency and respond to the latest technological developments, MEPs vote on 19 April on an update of EU legislation on money laundering and terrorism financing. If approved by MEPs, the new directive would prevent the EU’s financial system from being used to fund criminal activities. It would […]

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#Italy arrests five Tunisians in #AntiTerrorism swoop

#Italy arrests five Tunisians in #AntiTerrorism swoop

| March 30, 2018

Italian police on Thursday (29 March) arrested five Tunisians as part of what they said was a major operation against suspected supporters of Islamist terrorism in central and southern Italy, write Domenico Lusi and Gavin Jone. The swoop is the latest in a series of similar raids this month, coming as Italy steps up the number […]

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