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Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on counter-terrorism measures

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 27 settembre 2016

terroristiIn the wake of this summer’s terrorist attacks in Europe, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove debated trends revealed by such attacks and EU counter-terrorism measures with Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday afternoon.MEPs quizzed Mr de Kerchove on his plans to cooperate with newly-appointed security Commissioner Sir Julian King, information exchange, prevention strategies and the possibility of training Imams in Europe. They also asked how smaller towns could counter the risk of an attack and EU member states’ progress in implementing the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) directive approved in April.On 31 August, MEPs debated this summer’s attacks in France and Germany with representatives of the Commission and the Presidency of the Council. As Mr de Kerchove was unable to take part in that debate, he attended Monday’s meeting of the Civil Liberties Committee instead.

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Counter-terrorism Press conference after committee vote

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 giugno 2016

terrorismoOn Tuesday 21 June at 11.00, Civil Liberties MEPs will vote their amendments to the draft directive on “Combatting terrorism” and on a mandate for Parliament’s lead MEP Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE) to open up negotiations with the Council. Following the committee vote, Mrs Hohlmeier will give a press conference at 14.30.The draft directive on “Combatting terrorism” aims to step up the fight against terrorism by criminalising also preparatory acts. EU legislation of 2002, last updated in 2008, already criminalises certain terrorist acts, including the commission of terrorist attacks. However, the new proposal suggests also criminalising travelling abroad for terrorist purposes, receiving training or financing terrorist activities as well as specific measures to protect and assist victims of terrorism. The proposal for the Counter terrorism directive was presented by the Commission on 2 December 2015 in the wake of the November Paris attacks and is considered a key tool in the joint fight to prevent terrorism.

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