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Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over #NATO spending feud

Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over #NATO spending feud

| June 17, 2020

President Donald Trump (pictured) said on Monday (15 June) he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close US ally for failing to meet NATO’s defence spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade, write Jeff Mason and Arshad Mohammed. The reduction of about 9,500 troops […]

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EU grants €38 million for protection of #CriticalInfrastructure against #CyberThreats

EU grants €38 million for protection of #CriticalInfrastructure against #CyberThreats

| June 16, 2020

The Commission has announced that it is committing more than €38 million, through Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, to support several innovative projects in the field of protection of critical infrastructure against cyber and physical threats and making cities smarter and safer. Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Commissioner Mariya Gabriel said: […]

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International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

| May 11, 2020

  Researchers and scientists from all over the world are working together to find a vaccine to combat Coronavirus. Companies from Europe, China, USA, Australia and Canada are at the forefront in seeking to find medical solutions to tackle Covid-19. But there is one common denominator in the work of all these specific research programmes. […]

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Commission welcomes Council’s green light to start negotiations for an EU #PassengerNameRecords agreement with #Japan

Commission welcomes Council’s green light to start negotiations for an EU #PassengerNameRecords agreement with #Japan

| February 18, 2020

Today (18 February), the Council gave its green light for the EU to start negotiations with Japan on an agreement to enable the transfer of Passenger Name Records (PNR) data from the European Union to Japan, essential to strengthen the EU-Japan partnership on fighting terrorism and serious transnational crime. The agreement will set out the […]

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56th #MunichSecurityConference: #Tokayev addresses #Afghan problem.

56th #MunichSecurityConference: #Tokayev addresses #Afghan problem.

| February 15, 2020

Between February 14 and 16, more than 500 high-ranking international decision-makers are coming together for the 56th Munich Security Conference chaired by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger. The representatives from politics, business, science and civil society will discuss current crises and future security challenges in Munich. A total of over 35 heads of state and government and […]

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#Cybercrime – New survey shows Europeans feel better informed but remain concerned

#Cybercrime – New survey shows Europeans feel better informed but remain concerned

| January 30, 2020

The Commission has released its latest survey on Europeans’ attitudes towards cybercrime. The results show that awareness of cybercrime is rising, with 52% of respondents stating they are fairly well or very well informed about cybercrime, up from 46% in 2017. Europeans are however growing less confident about their capacity to stay safe online: 59% of […]

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UK to introduce tougher jail terms for convicted #Terrorists after London Bridge attack

UK to introduce tougher jail terms for convicted #Terrorists after London Bridge attack

| January 22, 2020

Britain will introduce tougher jail sentences for convicted terrorists and will end early release as part of a series of measures to strengthen its response to terrorism, the government said on Tuesday (21 January), writes Kylie MacLellan. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to make changes after an attack near London Bridge in November in which Usman […]

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