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#SecurityUnion – Commission welcomes adoption of new measures denying terrorists and criminals the means and space to act

#SecurityUnion – Commission welcomes adoption of new measures denying terrorists and criminals the means and space to act

| April 18, 2019

The European Parliament have adopted two important Security Union legislative initiatives proposed by the Commission on interoperability and explosive precursors. These new measures will allow EU information systems for security, migration and border management to work together more intelligently and will strengthen EU rules on explosive precursors. Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “The Security Union is steadily […]

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#OnlineTerroristContent – Companies to be given just one hour to remove it

#OnlineTerroristContent – Companies to be given just one hour to remove it

| April 11, 2019

Internet companies should remove terrorist content quickly, at the latest one hour after receiving an order from the authorities, Civil Liberties Committee have agreed. With 35 votes to one and eight abstentions, the Civil Liberties Committee approved this week a draft piece of legislation to tackle hosting services being misused to publicly disseminate terrorist content […]

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#SAGE advice

#SAGE advice

| April 5, 2019

Leonardo’s SAGE ESM (pictured) could commence flight trials onboard General Atomics’ MQ-9B Sky Guardian UAV in 2020. This news follows reports in early February that Leonardo was examining the integration of this Electronic Support Measure (ESM) onboard the MQ-9B, writes Tom Withington. The MQ-9B is the airframe upon which the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Protector-RG1 […]

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Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in #Christchurch

Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in #Christchurch

| March 15, 2019

“The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the two terrorist attacks that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier today (15 March). “We stand in full solidarity with the people and authorities of New Zealand at this extremely difficult time and stand ready to support in […]

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European Parliament adopts #EUCybersecurityAct to reinforce #Cybersecurity in the EU

European Parliament adopts #EUCybersecurityAct to reinforce #Cybersecurity in the EU

| March 15, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted the Cyber Security Act, which European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker initially proposed in his State of the Union Address in September 2017. The Act will improve the European response to the increasing number of cyber threats by strengthening the role of the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and establishing a common European […]

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European Commission paves way for safe, secure and green #Drone operations

European Commission paves way for safe, secure and green #Drone operations

| March 15, 2019

The Commission has adopted common EU-wide rules setting technical requirements for drones. They will set features and capabilities that drones must have in order to be flown safely and, at the same time, help foster investment and innovation in this promising sector. The new rules build on national rules that were in place and now provide […]

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#FY2020 European Deterrence Initiative #EDI funding request

#FY2020 European Deterrence Initiative #EDI funding request

| March 15, 2019

This year’s budget submission for the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) builds on previous United States investments and reflects the priorities of the National Defense Strategy by improving the readiness, responsiveness, lethality and resiliency of US forces in Europe in order to strengthen deterrence posture and enhance our defence capabilities. As in previous submissions, the 2020 […]

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