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Press statement by European Commission President #Juncker on the occasion of the visit of #MikePence, Vice-President of the United States

Press statement by European Commission President #Juncker on the occasion of the visit of #MikePence, Vice-President of the United States

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am very happy to welcome wholeheartedly the Vice-President of the United States. I am very grateful for the fact that he chose Europe for his first overseas trip. He was in Munich, as everyone knows. We were listening carefully to what he was saying. And we will address – after the conversation the Vice-President […]

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Monica Macovei: ‘Mandatory checks are crucial to securing our external #borders’

Monica Macovei: ‘Mandatory checks are crucial to securing our external #borders’

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (16 February) the European Parliament voted for increased border security with new rules tightening the screening of EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU. From now on, it will be possible to carry out systematic data checks at external borders to identify travellers returning from battlefields or using counterfeited or […]

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European Parliament approves new rules to co-ordinate the EU’s fight against #terrorism

European Parliament approves new rules to co-ordinate the EU’s fight against #terrorism

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament has today (16 February) approved legislation establishing minimum rules on the definition of terrorist offences, offences related to a terrorist group or terrorist activities and penalties in this area. The text also provides specific measures for the protection, support and assistance to the victims of terrorism. Preparatory acts for terrorist purposes such […]

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#Europol: US and EU authorities partner up to fight cybercrime

#Europol: US and EU authorities partner up to fight cybercrime

| February 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Yesterday (15 February), Europol and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in San Francisco, United States, to cooperate and share best practices in fighting cybercrime. The scope of the MoU also includes the exchange of statistical data or trends relating to cybercrime. The agreement was signed by Steven Wilson, […]

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EU delivers in fight against #terrorism: 6 out of 10 priorities accomplished

EU delivers in fight against #terrorism: 6 out of 10 priorities accomplished

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the Paris attacks, the EPP Group set out to achieve 10 objectives to fight terrorism and make Europe safer. The European Parliament will vote tomorrow (16 February) on the new EU laws on terrorism and better controls at the external borders of the EU. The legislation will help fight the threat of terrorism in […]

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EU warned of #Ukraine conflict spreading to neighbouring #Belarus

EU warned of #Ukraine conflict spreading to neighbouring #Belarus

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The EU has been urged to intensify sanctions against Russia or risk a repeat of the Ukraine crisis in neighbouring Belarus. The warning comes amid a recent big upsurge in fighting in Donbass between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces. The deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine, where heavy fighting has resulted in several fatalities, is […]

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#Defence: MEPs urge member states to show political will and join forces

#Defence: MEPs urge member states to show political will and join forces

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Defence cooperation in the EU is now more dependent on political will than on legal considerations, say the Foreign Affairs and Constitutional Affairs committees in a joint resolution passed on Thursday (9 February). MEPs suggest treating the European Defence Agency as a sui generis EU institution, funded by the EU budget, and advocate establishing a “defence ministers” […]

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