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Abuse of an anti-terrorism law in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva and the OSCE in Warsaw

Abuse of an anti-terrorism law in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva and the OSCE in Warsaw

| September 23, 2019

Over the last few days, the abuse of a law against terrorism was spotlighted both at the UN in Geneva and at the annual human rights conference of the OSCE/ ODIHR in Warsaw – writes Willy Fautré , director of Human Rights Without Frontiers At the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, a […]

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New Parliament president pays tribute to victims of #Terrorism

New Parliament president pays tribute to victims of #Terrorism

| July 8, 2019

David Sassoli at Maelbeek station in Brussels Newly elected Parliament President David Sassoli (pictured) went to the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on 5 July to pay tribute to all victims of terrorism. “On my first day as president of the European Parliament, I wanted to pay tribute to the victims of terrorism in the […]

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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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EU’s judicial co-operation arm, #Eurojust, to become more effective with new rules

EU’s judicial co-operation arm, #Eurojust, to become more effective with new rules

| October 9, 2018

MEPs have adopted updated rules to clarify the role of Eurojust and improve its effectiveness. Eurojust, the EU’s judicial co-operation unit, facilitates cross-border investigations and prosecutions of serious crimes in the EU. The changes in the Agency’s functioning and structure, including a new governance model, will make Eurojust more efficient in tackling cross-border crime. The […]

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#SecurityUnion: Commission presents new measures to better protect EU citizens

#SecurityUnion: Commission presents new measures to better protect EU citizens

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As announced by President Juncker in his 2017 State of the Union Address, the Commission is today (18 October) presenting alongside its 11th Security Union Report a set of operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats and deliver a Europe that protects. The measures aim to address vulnerabilities exposed by […]

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The week ahead in the European Parliament: #Security, #counter-terrorism, #climate change

The week ahead in the European Parliament: #Security, #counter-terrorism, #climate change

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament is in its second week back after the summer recess. Committees will look into counter-terrorism, security, climate change and environmental liability. The political groups will discuss preparations for the next plenary session in Strasbourg and the Commission’s work programme for 2018. Counter-terrorism. Counter-terrorism and the need to improve the exchange of information […]

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European Jewish Congress calls on #EU to condemn terror attack  and back #Israel’s right for security

European Jewish Congress calls on #EU to condemn terror attack and back #Israel’s right for security

The European Jewish Congress calls on the European Union and leaders of European nations to unequivocally condemn the barbaric murder of Yosef Salomon, his daughter Chaya and son Elad as they were celebrating a Sabbath dinner together on Friday night (21 July) in Halamish. “This bestial hacking to death of three unarmed and innocent people […]

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