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Germany Raises Security Level

One year on from the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the EPP Group remains committed to pushing forward tough measures to help the fight against...

CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict

The European Parliament finally approved the EU-Canada free-trade agreement CETA. The EPP Group faced off with Euroskeptics in a debate on the future...

Germany Raises Security Level

Following the Paris attacks, the EPP Group set out to achieve 10 objectives to fight terrorism and make Europe safer. The European Parliament will...

Anti-terror law with tougher measures against terror networks

A new EU anti-terror law before the European Parliament this week aims to step up the fight against terror recruitment, planning, training and...



We view terrorism as a global threat that needs to be tackled at local, national, European, regional and global levels. To strengthen our security, to defend our fundamental values of freedom, democracy and human rights and to uphold international law, we firmly believe in the pressing need to intensify EU anti-terrorist measures in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Bearing in mind that the fight against terrorism falls primarily within the competence of Member States, the EPP Group is a strong advocate of an EU approach to defining the precise nature of the terrorist threat, to developing the best methods for combating this threat and identifying the root causes of terrorism, in full respect of the rule of law and with a robust framework and standards for the protection of fundamental rights.



Germany Raises Security Level
Coordinating the immediate response to the growing ‘foreign fighter’ threat To effectively tackle this growing threat, the Member States must harmonise their immediate response and approach to foreign fighters. The EPP Group is exploring all the options without taboo, including: Withdrawing EU passports in cases of double nationality, without prejudice to national constitutions; Confiscating passports for a limited period of time; Flagging the ID cards of jihadists, entry and exit bans; Flagging the stolen or lost...
Muslim rebel
The EU, USA and Canada (and to a lesser extent Australia and New Zealand) have all observed the worrying trend of home-grown terrorism and violent radicalisation; transatlantic cooperation with these countries is therefore vital. The EPP Group underlines the merits of deploying all the appropriate tools for greater intelligence sharing and inter-agency cooperation (including the PNR agreement and the TFTP) and deeply regrets the recent damaging move from the socialists and liberals to refer the EU-Canada PNR agreement to the CJEU. Recent...
Muslim militants
The question of how to de-radicalise and integrate disaffected persons is one of the key focuses of our strategy. There is a growing awareness of the need for coordinated Internet monitoring as extremists are using this free space to spread their radical propaganda. The EPP Group calls on the Member States and the Commission to strengthen their cooperation with Internet companies and social networking platforms (Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and others) to restrict access to terrorist material online and to remove online terrorist...
German Federal Police Test New Biometric Border Control
The EPP Group has always advocated for an EU PNR (Passsenger Name Record) system as a valuable tool, alongside a comprehensive set of other measures, that can be used to combat terrorist threats to domestic security. The number of radicalised EU citizens returning to Europe after fighting alongside Islamic State, Al Qaeda or other terrorist organisations, throws into sharp focus the need to rethink Europe's approach to sharing air passenger data with security services and law enforcement authorities, including on intra-EU flights -...

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Paris attacks: reinforced controls at Schengen external borders

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31.10.2016 - 16:15

Five lessons learned from the terror attacks in France

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The Fight Against Online Radicalisation

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Germany Raises Security Level
15.03.2017 - 14:02

One year after Brussels attacks, we are making Europe safer

One year on from the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the EPP Group remains committed to pushing forward tough measures to help the fight against radical terrorism. After the attacks in Paris, the...
Germany Raises Security Level
15.02.2017 - 16:48

EU delivers in fight against terrorism

Following the Paris attacks, the EPP Group set out to achieve 10 objectives to fight terrorism and make Europe safer. The European Parliament will vote tomorrow on the new EU laws on terrorism and...
EPP Group October I Plenary Briefing
18.01.2017 - 17:10

We too can say Europe first

“On Brexit, I am grateful for the new elements that were clarified by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in her speech. But I don’t think it provides real clarity”, said Manfred Weber...



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