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#SecurityUnion – EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

#SecurityUnion – EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

| June 17, 2019

The Council has adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information. The reinforced rules on explosives precursors will ensure stronger safeguards and controls, including online, on the sale and marketing of the dangerous chemicals, which have been used to produce […]

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A Europe that protects: Good progress on tackling #HybridThreats

A Europe that protects: Good progress on tackling #HybridThreats

| May 31, 2019

The European Union and member states have made good progress in tackling hybrid threats through a number of concerted actions in a wide range of sectors to significantly boost capacities, shows the latest report adopted by the Commission and the European External Action Service. The 22 measures identified under the 2016 Joint Framework on Countering […]

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#USEUCOM – US European Command begins Europe exercise series 

#USEUCOM – US European Command begins Europe exercise series 

| May 15, 2019

US European Command (USEUCOM) began its Europe exercise series on 10 May with the start of joint exercise Immediate Response in Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia. Immediate Response, a freedom of movement exercise, is the first of six, long-planned USEUCOM exercises scheduled to occur in Europe between May and September 2019.  USEUCOM’s exercise series brings together […]

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#EuropeanDefenceUnion – New guidance to help member states run joint defence procurements 

#EuropeanDefenceUnion – New guidance to help member states run joint defence procurements 

| May 13, 2019

The European Commission has published guidance on co-operative defence procurement to help member states apply the Defence Procurement Directive (Directive 2009/81/EC) consistently and make use of all the co-operation possibilities it offers. This will facilitate Member States’ participation in collaborative defence projects under the future European Defence Fund and its current precursor programmes. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship […]

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#SEAD – Hitting where it hurts

#SEAD – Hitting where it hurts

| May 9, 2019

The Indian Air Force’s new NARGM anti-radiation missile promises a step change for the force’s SEAD doctrine.  Work on the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGARM) commenced in 2012 with an initial budget of $62 million, writes Thomas Withington. Open sources state that the weapon has a range of between 54 […]

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#SecurityUnion – After #Christchurch, #EUInternetForum discusses operational measures to tackle terrorist content online

#SecurityUnion – After #Christchurch, #EUInternetForum discusses operational measures to tackle terrorist content online

The European Commission has hosted a senior officials meeting in Brussels, with representatives from EU member states, Europol and the main technology companies in the context of the EU Internet Forum. The Forum has been driving action on tackling terrorist content online since 2015. The gathering takes place ahead of a meeting of a group of […]

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US European Command holds change of command

US European Command holds change of command

US European Command (USEUCOM) has held a change of command ceremony at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, where US Air Force General Tod D. Wolters assumed command from US Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti.  Wolters is the 18th USEUCOM commander and will also serve as the 19th Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO Allied Command […]

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