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MEPs propose ways to cut cash flows to #terrorists

MEPs propose ways to cut cash flows to #terrorists

| February 22, 2018

To cut off the flow of funds to terrorists, EU countries must share intelligence more proactively and track transactions more closely, MEPs said on Wednesday (21 February). A key way to fight terrorism is to cut off sources of funding such illicit trade in goods, firearms, oil, drugs, cigarettes and cultural objects, but also slavery […]

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#EuropeanDefenceFund delivers new pan-European research projects

#EuropeanDefenceFund delivers new pan-European research projects

| February 19, 2018

The European Defence Fund continues to deliver with another set of EU-funded defence research projects. The Fund, launched by President Juncker in June 2017, is a catalyst for the creation of a strong EU defence industry. It boosts defence capabilities and builds new partnerships across borders. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska […]

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UK blames #Russia for #CyberAttack, says won’t tolerate disruption

UK blames #Russia for #CyberAttack, says won’t tolerate disruption

| February 16, 2018

Britain blamed Russia on Thursday (15 February) for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser, write Sarah Young in London and Denis Pinchuk and Katya Golubkova in Moscow. Russia denied the accusation, saying it was part of “Russophobic” campaign […]

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#NATO chief backs bigger alliance training mission in #Iraq

#NATO chief backs bigger alliance training mission in #Iraq

| February 14, 2018

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) said on Tuesday 913 February) the alliance was ready to answer a US call for NATO to expand its small training mission in Iraq to support reconstruction of the country after three years of war with Islamic militants, writes Robin Emmott. US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis sent a letter […]

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Will #Russia interfere in the upcoming 2019 European elections?

Will #Russia interfere in the upcoming 2019 European elections?

| February 13, 2018

Russia’s alleged meddling in the domestic matters of sovereign states is now common knowledge across the globe, the full extent of which is still unknown. The secretive hand of the Russian state is understood to have had an involvement in an array of cyber-attacks ranging from on national institutions to the headquarters of political parties, […]

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Long way to common European #security and #defence

Long way to common European #security and #defence

| February 13, 2018

On 14-15 February, 2018 NATO Defence Ministers will meet in Brussels again to discuss the main threats the world faces nowadays. NATO consists of 29 member states but 22 of them are simultaneously the EU’s member states, writes Adomas Abromaitis. Speaking in general, the decisions taken by NATO are binding on the EU. On the […]

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#Defence: EU to support development of military equipment

#Defence: EU to support development of military equipment

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The EU might spend money on defence for the first time ever. MEPs are discussing proposals to support EU countries developing and acquiring military equipment together. Deeper defence integration is not a new idea. The European Defence Community was one of the first and most ambitious attempts to create a joint European army in the […]

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