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Strengthening security in the Schengen area

Security - 13.11.2017 12:00

European lawmakers want to improve the Schengen Information System (SIS II) to step up police cooperation in the fight against terrorism, cross-border crime and illegal immigration.

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Fighting terrorism: turning off the money tap

Security - 30.10.2017 08:00

Parliament set up a 30-member special committee to find ways of tackling terrorism in Europe and improve cross-border cooperation. The EU is fighting on many fronts, one of which is in the financing of terror. MEPs are zeroing in on money laundering and organised crime to stem the flow of funds.

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Smarter borders for Europe

Security - 25.10.2017 08:00

The European Parliament is giving its green light to a new common electronic system to speed up checks at the Schengen area’s external borders. It will also register information on non-EU nationals, in order to facilitate the detection of fraud. Agustín
 Díaz De Mera (EPP) explains the main objectives of this new law.

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Common goals: Security

Security - 01.02.2017 20:12

Today the EU faces the threat of terrorism. Everyone can agree that security should be a top priority. Organisations such as Europol combat terrorism, while others like Fenvac take care of the victims' families. Improving border systems, increasing communications between Member States and criminalising acts associated with terrorism are a few examples of the steps the EU is taking this year.

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Safer data rights in the US for EU citizens

Security - 30.11.2016 10:00

The European Parliament has given a green light to a landmark deal for transferring transatlantic criminal data. The EU-US «Umbrella Agreement" on law enforcement aims to better protect personal information exchanged between the two parties.