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#BiometricIDs mean fewer stolen identities

#BiometricIDs mean fewer stolen identities

| December 5, 2018

In the past six years, around 40,000 IDs have been uncovered as fraudulent and thousands of children have disappeared. These numbers could significantly drop, thanks to EU common standards for ID cards and residency permits the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs have voted on. Carlos Coelho MEP, EPP group Spokesman on the […]

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First-ever #EUDefenceIndustryFund to finance joint development of capabilities

First-ever #EUDefenceIndustryFund to finance joint development of capabilities

| July 5, 2018

For the first time, MEPs endorsed the setting up of a programme devoted to boosting innovation in European defence industry including cyber security on Tuesday.   With a €500 million budget for 2019-2020, the new European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) will help fund the development of new and upgraded products and technologies to make […]

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First-ever #EUDefence industry fund: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal

First-ever #EUDefence industry fund: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal

| May 28, 2018

The new European Defence Industrial Development Programme, with a €500 million budget for 2019-2020, has been informally agreed by MEPs and Council. EU financial aid will help fund the development of new and upgraded products and technologies to make the EU more independent, make budget spending more efficient and spur innovation in defence. Who can […]

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#Security: 'We need to work quickly and effectively in order to combat terrorism'

Only days after the terrorist attack in London the civil liberties committee discussed the EU’s security situation with German Interior Minister Interior Thomas de Maizière and his French counterpart Matthias Fekl debated on 27 March. Both ministers spoke about the need to secure the EU’s external borders, to better share information between EU countries and […]

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Warning over ferry link #terror risk

Warning over ferry link #terror risk

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is a “real” threat of terrorists crossing from Northern Ireland to Scotland by ferry, one of the UK’s leading terrorism experts has said. David Anderson QC gave the warning in a report written before he stood down as the UK independent terrorism reviewer. Officers at Scottish ports told him they had “incomplete and unreliable” […]

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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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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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