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Padlock on laptop and hand on keyboard © EU
28/09/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

The Commission is presenting guidelines and principles for online platforms to increase the proactive prevention, detection and removal of illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online.

Representation of people on map of EU © EU
27/09/2017 - Asylum and migration / Security and defence

The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the rules for the reintroduction of temporary internal border controls to the current needs to respond to evolving and persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security.

Andrus Ansip, Julian King, Mariya Gabriel © EU
19/09/2017 - Security and defence

To equip Europe with the right tools to deal with cyber-attacks, the European Commission and the High Representative are proposing a wide-ranging set of measures to build strong cybersecurity in the EU. 

Julian King © EU
07/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Security and defence

The European Commission reported today on actions taken since President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union address to enhance security at the EU external border, improve information exchange between Member States, close down the space in which terrorists operate and prevent radicalisation. 

Jyrki Katainen, Elżbieta Bieńkowska © EU
19/07/2017 - Security and defence

The European Commission and the High Representative are today reporting on actions taken and next steps to implement the 2016 Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats. 

Pierre Moscovici © EU
13/07/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

The European Commission has today put forward new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity. 

G20 Hamburg logo © EU
08/07/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / Security and defence

G20 leaders met in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July. European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker represented the EU at the summit. The theme of this year's summit was 'shaping an interconnected world'. 

Vĕra Jourová, Julian King © EU
29/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Security and defence

The Commission is today delivering on its commitment to ensure interoperability and address the existing shortcomings of EU information systems for security and border management. 

Margaritis Schinas, Federica Mogherini, Jyrki Katainen © EU
07/06/2017 - Security and defence

Following the Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe, today's reflection paper outlines different scenarios on how to address the growing security and defence threats facing Europe and enhance Europe's own abilities in defence by 2025. 

G7 family photo © EU
27/05/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / Security and defence

On 26 and 27 May 2017, Italy hosted the meeting of the G7 leaders. The summit focused on foreign policy, the global economy and the reduction of inequalities, and the migration crisis. 

Soldiers carrying EU flag © EU
24/05/2017 - Security and defence

Feeding into the discussion on the future direction of the EU at 27, the Commission today held an orientation debate on the future of European defence. 

Police dog discovers drugs in luggage © EU
15/03/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

Building on the findings of the evaluation of the EU Drugs Strategy for 2013-2020 and the Action Plan for 2013-2016, the new Action Plan on Drugs provides a strengthened response to the newly-emerging health and security challenges in the area of illicit drug use and trafficking.

Firearms in display cabinet © EU
14/03/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

Tighter controls on blank-firing and inadequately deactivated weapons, like those used in the Paris terror attacks, and an obligation for EU member states to have an appropriate monitoring system in place for the issuance or renewal of licences and to exchange information, are among the updates approved by MEPs to the 1991 firearms directive.

Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
21/12/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

Today, the European Commission has adopted a package of measures to strengthen the EU's capacity to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime, delivering on the commitments made in the Action Plan against terrorist financing from February 2016. 

20/12/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence
Jean-Claude Juncker und EP-Fraktionsvorsitzende © EU
14/12/2016 - Asylum and migration / Employment and social rights / Institutional affairs / Security and defence

Political group leaders discussed how to relieve the humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo, sanctions against Russia and ways to boost European defence capacities ahead of the European Summit. 

Federica Mogherini and Jyrki Katainen © EU
30/11/2016 - Security and defence

The European Commission proposes a European Defence Fund and other actions to support Member States' more efficient spending in joint defence capabilities, strengthen European citizens' security and foster a competitive and innovative industrial base. 

Militärflugzeug auf Asphalt © EU
22/11/2016 - Security and defence

Terrorism, hybrid threats and cyber- and energy insecurity leave EU countries no choice but to step up their security and defence cooperation efforts, thus paving the way to a European Defence Union, say MEPs in a resolution.

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