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Terrorism

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.

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Rear View Midsection Of Police With Weapons
Europeans need to feel safe Our world is a world of change. Old allies are distancing themselves from Europe, old rivals are threatening our continent again. New threats occur, new technologies give criminals new opportunities.  In the face of these new threats, the EU provides a safe harbour of peace, stability, freedom and democracy. The EPP Group has led, and continues to lead, in providing security for our citizens. Our achievements these past five years have made our continent safer, but we can, and must do more. Combatting...
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...
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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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26.02.2014 - 12:30

A safer society: fighting organised crime and terrorism

Police cooperation to better prevent crime Organised crime is a threat to European citizens, businesses, state institutions as well as the economy as a whole. Criminals operate easily across...

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25.06.2018 - 10:00

ETIAS will identify terrorists and criminals before they reach European borders

The ultimate key to securing Europe is smart borders - a system of checks and assessments allowing us to know who is entering the EU, from where and if they pose a risk to EU security. The new...
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08.11.2016 - 14:21

Paris attacks: reinforced controls at Schengen external borders

Controls at the external borders of the Schengen area remain one of the most important safeguards of our freedom of movement and the Member States' internal security and public policies. When...
Paris, January 10 2016: commemoration for victims of terrorist attacks
31.10.2016 - 16:15

Five lessons learned from the terror attacks in France

One year has passed since the Paris attacks and January 2017 will mark two years since the Charlie Hebdo offices were attacked. Brussels, Burgas, Nice, Würzburg, Copenhagen, Ansbach and others...

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15.10.2018 - 14:45

One European search portal to combine all security databases

Should police and border guards be able to quickly find what they need on escaped criminals in a one-stop-shop portal connecting data from all EU security and border control information systems? This...
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27.09.2018 - 11:05

Stopping the black market of cultural goods

Members of the European Parliament want to put an end to the illicit trafficking of cultural goods from outside the Union. The proposed measures to stop the illegal trafficking of cultural goods were...
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12.09.2018 - 13:03

Stopping terrorists' access to financing

The EPP Group insists on improved controls of cash at Europe's external borders to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime. The European Parliament today approved new regulations in...

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