The European Commission launched a new public-private partnership on cybersecurity on Tuesday that is expected to trigger $1.9 billion of investment by 2020.
The partnership is part of a series of a new initiatives to better equip Europe against cyber attacks and to strengthen the... Read More »
U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY), along with other House members, was blocked by the Cuban government last week from entering the country to assess security risks associated with resuming air travel between the United States and Cuba.
The Cuban government signed an accord on Feb. 16 that will allow... Read More »
The European Union (EU) Civil Liberties Committee endorsed a plan by the EU Commission on Tuesday that will systematically check all EU citizens entering or leaving the EU against wide and national security databases.
The plan, authored by Monica Macovei and approved by a vote of 48-6, also... Read More »
The European Commission (EC) presented further steps on Tuesday to support member states in preventing and countering violent radicalization leading to terrorism.
The steps are part of the EC’s European Agenda on Security.
“Recent terrorist attacks have shown how some young Europeans... Read More »
INTERPOL recently conducted Operation Red Lotus, which seeks to build closer collaboration between immigration and police agencies by utilizing INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities to carry out enhanced passenger screenings.
Approximately 3.5 million passenger checks were conducted during... Read More »
The European Union (EU) Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee recently approved proposals concerning border security, migration and cooperation with other countries.
More than one million migrants arrived in the EU by sea in 2015, according to the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR. This... Read More »
Civil Liberties Committee Ministers of European Parliament (MEP) on Tuesday called for the addition of non-European Union (EU) nationals to the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) that EU countries use to exchange information on the criminal convictions of EU citizens.
The... Read More »
Representatives from 21 Eastern European States voiced their support of awareness-raising efforts by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) during the first regional meeting on education and outreach early this month in Vilnius, Lithuania.
In total, 45 participants from... Read More »
Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), addressed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction Arms Control Disarmament in Slovenia on Wednesday regarding security challenges facing the OPCW.... Read More »
The 44th International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) European Regional Conference is being held this week, with participants discussing the challenges posed by record numbers of migrants traveling to Europe.
Following the publication of the joint Europol-INTERPOL report on migrant... Read More »
U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) returned to the United States last week after visiting Egyptian leaders to discuss the growing presence of ISIS in the region and efforts to combat terrorist groups throughout North Africa.
“ISIS may be losing some ground... Read More »
The European Union (EU) Parliament approved a new rule on Wednesday allowing EU Police and Europol to soon be able to step up efforts in fighting criminal offenses and respond faster to threats.
The draft rules will strengthen Europol’s mandate to ensure that it is fully equipped to counter... Read More »
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Üzümcü met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday to discuss a wide variety of issues pertaining to chemical weapons.
One of the main topics for discussion was the... Read More »
A new report released on Monday by the Syrian-American Medical Society revealed that more than 600 chemical attacks have killed 1,491 people during the five years of ongoing conflict in Syria.
The report, “The New Normal, Ongoing Chemical Attacks in Syria,” found that 69 chemical weapon... Read More »
The European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce announced an agreement on Tuesday of a safe harbor replacement deal, rebranded as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
The specifics of the deal were not initially released, however, the privacy shield reportedly addresses requirements set out by... Read More »