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MEPs propose ways to cut cash flows to #terrorists

MEPs propose ways to cut cash flows to #terrorists

| February 22, 2018

To cut off the flow of funds to terrorists, EU countries must share intelligence more proactively and track transactions more closely, MEPs said on Wednesday (21 February). A key way to fight terrorism is to cut off sources of funding such illicit trade in goods, firearms, oil, drugs, cigarettes and cultural objects, but also slavery […]

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Huge #firearms depot seized during Operation Portu now revealed

Huge #firearms depot seized during Operation Portu now revealed

The Spanish national police have exposed the arsenal of war seized in January in Spain during operation Portu, supported by Europol. Over 10 000 assault rifles, anti-aerial machine guns, 400 shells and grenades, as well as pistols, revolvers and parts to reactivate weapons, have been catalogued. Operation Portu, against illicit firearms trafficking, was carried out by […]

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58 arrests and 48 firearms seized in joint action against arms trafficking in the #WesternBalkans

58 arrests and 48 firearms seized in joint action against arms trafficking in the #WesternBalkans

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Between 27 and 29 January, law enforcement authorities from 19 countries1, together with Frontex and Europol, joined forces to tackle arms trafficking. During a 3-day joint action coordinated from Europol’s Operational Centre in The Hague, physical checks were carried out, mainly in the Western Balkans region. The Europol Operational Centre saw participating authorities exchanging information on people […]

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#OperationBosphorus against #firearms trafficking results In nearly 250 arrests In 2016

#OperationBosphorus against #firearms trafficking results In nearly 250 arrests In 2016

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nearly 250 arrests and 556 gas and alarm pistols seized are a few of the final results of Operation Bosphorus, a series of international actions in 2016 in 10 EU Member States, coordinated by Romania as the Activity’s Action leader and with the full operational and analytical support of Europol. Operation Bosphorus is a series […]

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#ECR Group to look at migration, economy, railways, and firearms this week

#ECR Group to look at migration, economy, railways, and firearms this week

EU heads of state and government will meet at the end of the week, with the EU-Turkey agreement and Europe’s response to the migration crisis heading the agenda. Before the summit, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, will meet with parliament’s group leaders, including ECR leader Syed Kamall. ECR home affairs spokesman Timothy Kirkhope […]

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#Firearms proposal: Impact on law-abiding citizens dominates EP committee debate

#Firearms proposal: Impact on law-abiding citizens dominates EP committee debate

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Concerns about the impact that a revised EU firearms directive could have on legal owners of guns in the EU, such as sport shooters, hunters, collectors and museums, were voiced by most MEPs in Internal Market Committee’s kick-off debate on the proposal on Tuesday. The draft revision was proposed by the EU Commission after the […]

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European Agenda 9-13 December

European Agenda 9-13 December

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

European Agenda is provided by Orpheus Public Affairs European Parliament – Plenary Week, Brussels Monday 9 December European Parliament debate on Common Fisheries Policy report, as well as an additional report on deep-sea stocks and fishing in the North-East Atlantic and international waters, votes on following day. Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council: […]

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