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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 – After #Christchurch, #EUInternetForum discusses operational measures to tackle terrorist content online

#SecurityUnion – After #Christchurch, #EUInternetForum discusses operational measures to tackle terrorist content online

The European Commission has hosted a senior officials meeting in Brussels, with representatives from EU member states, Europol and the main technology companies in the context of the EU Internet Forum. The Forum has been driving action on tackling terrorist content online since 2015. The gathering takes place ahead of a meeting of a group of […]

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#NorthernIreland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist’s killing

#NorthernIreland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist’s killing

| April 22, 2019

Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region’s 21-year-old peace deal, writes Clodagh Kilcoyne. Lyra McKee (pictured), 29, an award-winning journalist who was writing a book on the […]

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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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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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