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European Commission steps up support to counter-terrorism, the prevention of #ViolentExtremism and peacebuilding in #SriLanka

European Commission steps up support to counter-terrorism, the prevention of #ViolentExtremism and peacebuilding in #SriLanka

| August 15, 2019

The European Commission, through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has allocated €8.5 million to support Sri Lankan efforts to prevent violent extremism, build community resilience, and promote peace and tolerance. It will also contribute to the ongoing peacebuilding process through internally displaced persons and refugees being able to return to their land. This allocation […]

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#SecurityUnion – Entry into force of more stringent rules for explosives and fight against financing of #Terrorism

#SecurityUnion – Entry into force of more stringent rules for explosives and fight against financing of #Terrorism

| August 2, 2019

More stringent European rules on explosive precursors have come into force. They will help to prevent terrorist acts by limiting access to hazardous substances while strengthening safeguards and controls for the sale of hazardous chemicals that can be diverted for the manufacture of improvised explosives. The new measures will ban new substances, harmonize the rules […]

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#SecurityUnion – EU-US co-operation on tackling terrorist financing continues to produce results

#SecurityUnion – EU-US co-operation on tackling terrorist financing continues to produce results

| July 23, 2019

Co-operation between the EU and the US on tracking terrorist financing has continued to yield positive results with over 70,000 leads generated between 2016 and 2018 – some of which were instrumental in bringing forward investigations relating to terrorist attacks on EU soil, including those in Stockholm, Barcelona and Turku. According to the Joint Report, […]

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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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