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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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#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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#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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#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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#USEUCOM to begin Exercise Austere Challenge

#USEUCOM to begin Exercise Austere Challenge

| February 26, 2019

US European Command (USEUCOM) is partnering with the United Kingdom and military personnel from 15 other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies to execute Exercise Austere Challenge 2019 (AC19) on 13-26 March at multiple locations across the USEUCOM area of operations. Approximately 4,500 personnel will participate in the US-led, computer-based, command post exercise. Exercise AC19 […]

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