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#SecurityUnion – Reinforced Schengen system with terrorist alerts comes into force

#SecurityUnion – Reinforced Schengen system with terrorist alerts comes into force

| December 28, 2018

New rules to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) – proposed by the Commission in December 2016 and adopted earlier this year – are entering into force today (28 December). The SIS is Europe’s most widely used information sharing system for security and border management. Consulted over 5 billion times by national authorities in 2017, […]

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EU negotiators agree on strengthening Europe’s #Cybersecurity

EU negotiators agree on strengthening Europe’s #Cybersecurity

| December 14, 2018

The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission have reached a political agreement on the Cybersecurity Act which reinforces the mandate of the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, (European Union Agency for Network and Information and Security, ENISA) so as to better support member states with tackling cybersecurity threats and attacks. The Act also establishes […]

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Stricter rules to stop #Terrorists from using #HomemadeExplosives

Stricter rules to stop #Terrorists from using #HomemadeExplosives

| December 14, 2018

Plans to update rules on the use and sale of chemicals that could be used to make homemade explosives were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee this week. The current rules restrict access to a number of chemicals that could be used to manufacture homemade explosives. Furthermore, suspicious transactions involving these explosive precursors have to […]

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#EuropeanFoundationForDemocracy – Strasbourg attack

#EuropeanFoundationForDemocracy – Strasbourg attack

| December 13, 2018

On the evening of 11 December, the world watched transfixed, once again, as a French city went into lockdown, as a terrorist attack unfolded at the Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament. Grimly, restaurants, hotels and bars all over the city prepared for the worst, writes the European Foundation […]

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Combatting #Terrorism – Parliament sets out proposals for a new EU strategy

Combatting #Terrorism – Parliament sets out proposals for a new EU strategy

| December 12, 2018

Based on a thorough assessment, Parliament sets out recommendations to tackle radicalization, improve data interoperability and support victims of terrorism. In a non-legislative resolution discussed on Tuesday(11December) and adopted on Wednesday with 474 votes to 112 and 75 abstentions, Parliament suggests reinforcing the role of the EU agencies such as Europol and the European Agency […]

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#Strasbourg attack ‘makes our actions more urgent’

#Strasbourg attack ‘makes our actions more urgent’

| December 12, 2018

What happened last night (11 December) in Strasbourg, in one of the busiest Christmas Markets in Europe, makes it more urgent for us, as policy-makers, to act, and to act fast, says the EPP Group. Today’s report voted on by the European Parliament is just one step to defend people’s security. We now expect the […]

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#EuropeanArmy – An apple of discord

#EuropeanArmy – An apple of discord

| December 12, 2018

The initiative of creating a European Army is actually in the air of the European Union, writes Viktors Domburs. Both French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel declared this month that they support the need to create a joint European army. By the way these two countries are the strongest EU member states from […]

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