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Posts Tagged ‘radicalisation’

Fighting terrorism and radicalisation: deal on budget, priorities for 2021-2027

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 dicembre 2020

Ensuring that the European Union has a high level of security is the main aim of the strengthened Internal Security Fund (ISF). Its €1.931 billion budget for 2021-2027 should serve to prevent and combat terrorism and radicalisation, serious and organised crime, and cybercrime, as well as to assist and protect victims. Co-legislators agreed that it should also contribute to preparing for and managing “security incidents, risks and crises”.More specifically, the new Internal Security Fund will focus on: • improving the exchange of information among and within competent authorities of the member states and relevant EU bodies, such as Europol, and also with third countries and international organisations if necessary; • intensifying cross-border cooperation, including joint operations in relation to terrorism and serious and organised crime with a cross-border dimension; • enabling member states to combat and prevent crime, terrorism and radicalisation, as well as managing security-related incidents, risks and crises. No military actions covered and no money for coercive equipment. he ISF shall not finance actions limited to maintaining public order at national level or those with a military or defence purpose nor will the money go to purchasing coercive equipment, including weapons, ammunition, explosives and riot sticks, except for training.Once the text is finalised at technical level, it will have to be formally adopted by both the Parliament and the Council of Ministers.

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Reduce overcrowding in prisons to prevent radicalisation, urge MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 ottobre 2017

carcereEU member states should improve prison conditions across the EU, so as to protect the health and wellbeing of inmates and staff, favour rehabilitation and reduce the risk of radicalisation, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. To help prevent radicalisation, MEPs also recommend staff training, prison intelligence, interfaith dialogue and psychological care.MEPs say that imprisonment, and especially pre-trial detention, should be a last-resort option, reserved for legally justified cases, and consider it particularly inappropriate for vulnerable individuals such as minors, the elderly, pregnant women and people with serious illnesses.For convicts who do not present a serious danger to society, MEPs advocate alternatives to prison, such as detention at home, community service and electronic tagging.Parliament encourages member states to allocate adequate resources for the refurbishment and modernisation of prisons, adapt detention rules to the prisoners and the level of risk they pose and provide inmates with a balanced programme of activities and time outside their cells . The specific needs of female inmates should also be taken into account, especially during pregnancy and after giving birth, it adds.MEPs also warn that the increasing privatisation of prison systems may worsen detention conditions and undermine respect for fundamental rights. They point to high suicide rates among prisoners and condemn the prison dispersal policy applied by some member states, which they say represents an added penalty affecting prisoner´s families.The own-initiative report was approved by 474 votes to 109, with 34 abstentions.

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Fighting radicalisation and extremism – Civil Liberties Committee hearing Tuesday

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 30 novembre 2016

terrorismoWays to prevent and counter radicalisation and violent extremism will be debated in the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday afternoon with Security Union Commissioner Sir Julian King, Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerkhove and counter-terrorism experts. MEPs will take stock of progress made in this area since last year and focus on future challenges.The hearing will be split into three panel sessions with separate Q&As. The first panel session “Setting the scene – what are the challenges ahead? (15.00-15.30) will look at what has been done in the field of preventing radicalisation since Parliament adopted its November 2015 resolution on “The prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations.” On the panel will be Commissioner for Security Union Sir Julian King, the Council Presidency and Parliament’s rapporteur on the 2015 resolution, Rachida Dati (EPP, FR).The second session will focus on “Preventing and countering radicalisation online” (15.30 – 17.00) with a panel from the digital industry, the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), and the Internet Referral Unit at Europol. The third session, on “Countering radicalisation in prisons / judicial system and de-radicalisation” (17.00 – 18.30) will have a panel of experts from the police and prison systems, Eurojust, and the EXIT working group at RAN.The hearing aims to follow up on the concrete proposals for a comprehensive strategy to fight extremism set out by Parliament on 25 November 2015 in a non-binding resolution adopted in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.In this resolution, Parliament proposed drawing up an EU blacklist of jihadists and jihadist terrorist suspects and stressed the need for a common definition of “foreign fighters” to permit criminal proceedings against them. It also underlined the need for mandatory and systemic checks at the EU’s external borders and stressed the need to ensure a smooth exchange of information between national law enforcement bodies. To prevent praise of terrorism on the internet, MEPs said they wanted illegal content that spread violent extremism to be deleted promptly, but in line with fundamental rights.

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European Muslims facing radicalisation and the challenge of de-radicalisation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 aprile 2016

islam1European Parliament, PHS 5B001, Brussels 26th April 2016 / 15h00 – 18h30
15:00 – 15:30 – Introductory remarks  Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament  Antonio TAJANI, EP Vice-President responsible for Art. 17 TFEU
15:30 – 16:20 – Panel 1: The role of women Chaired by Tokia SAIFI MEP, Vice-Chair, Delegation for relations with Maghreb
countries  Malika HAMIDI – Director General, European Muslim Network
Latifa IBN ZIATEN – Founder, Imad ibn Ziaten youth association for peace  Samira LAAKEL – Author of “Le bonheur est parti avec toi” Conclusions by Iratxe GARCIA PEREZ MEP, President of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
16:30 – 17:10 – Panel 2: Issues, strategies and projects
Chaired by Syed KAMALL MEP, President of the European Conservative and Reformist Group
Ed HUSAIN – Author of “The Islamist” and Senior Advisor to the Tony Blair
Faith Foundation Luc Van der TAELEN, Head of the Belgian Federal police department against radicalisation and terrorism, Member of the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Dr. Shamender TALWAR – The Unity of Faiths Foundation, Co-Founder
17:10 – 18:10 – Panel 3: The way forward Open discussion chaired and introduced by:  Afzal KHAN MEP, S&D Special Representative to Muslim communities
18:10 – 18:30 – Conclusions  Frans TIMMERMANS, First EC Vice-President responsible for Art. 17 TFEU Antonio TAJANI, EP Vice-President responsible for Art. 17 TFEU
“La lotta al terrorismo e alla radicalizzazione deve avvenire attraverso la prevenzione, il monitoraggio, la raccolta di informazioni e l’aggiornamento delle regole e delle sanzioni. Tuttavia, esiste un solo strumento capace di sconfiggere la radicalizzazione prima che essa abbia luogo: il dialogo. Stiamo assistendo sempre più al fenomeno non solo della segregazione delle società, ma di vite sempre più segregate e alienate. Il dialogo aiuta a curare questa triste realtà. L’evento della prossima settimana rappresenta il contributo del Parlamento europeo per affrontare questo problema”, ha dichiarato il presidente del Parlamento europeo, Martin Schulz.
“Il maggior numero di vittime della violenza estremista e del terrorismo islamico sono i musulmani stessi: dobbiamo unire le nostre forze e denunciare insieme tutte le forme di violenza che cercano una giustificazione religiosa. Sono convinto che le comunità musulmane in Europa e nel mondo condividono questo spirito. L’obiettivo di questa conferenza è dare loro la possibilità di testimoniare la loro opposizione al radicalismo e all’odio di matrice religiosa. Chi spara in nome di Dio, spara contro Dio”, ha aggiunto il vice presidente Antonio Tajani.
Tra i relatori, saranno presenti: il capo del dipartimento della Polizia federale belga contro la radicalizzazione e il terrorismo, Luc Van der Taelen, il direttore generale della Rete musulmana europea, Malika Hamidi, la fondatrice dell’Associazione giovanile per la pace “Imad ibn Ziaten” Latifa Ibn Ziaten, e il co-fondatore di Unity of Faiths Shamender Talwar.
L’evento è organizzato con il patrocinio del vicepresidente Tajani (responsabile per il dialogo interreligioso). L’apertura sarà affidata al presidente Schulz e allo stesso Tajani. Parteciperanno al dibattito anche il vicepresidente della Commissione, Frans Timmermans, il Presidente del Gruppo dei conservatori e riformisti europei, Syed Kamall, la Presidente della commissione per i Diritti delle donne, Garcia Perez, e la vicepresidente della delegazione del PE in Maghreb, Tokia Saifi.

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United in our efforts to combat terrorism and tackle root causes, says LIBE chair Claude Moraes after extraordinary JHA meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 marzo 2016

siria terrorismo1“We must be united in our efforts to combat terrorism to tackle the root causes of terrorism including radicalisation. This means that the LIBE committee of the European Parliament which is heavily involved in both legislative and advisory measures will add ever greater urgency to its work in the coming days”, said Claude Moraes, chair of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee in a statement on Wednesday following the extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs meeting.“There is strong political will to ensure that the PNR Directive is adopted in the April 2016 plenary session of the European Parliament together with the data protection package. We urge the Council to play its part in ensuring that as a matter of urgency these votes take place and that the member states implement the proposals also as a matter of urgency.” “The European Parliament plays a strong role in the EU’s security and anti-terrorism agenda. In the coming days we will ensure that the Parliament does its job effectively in key areas such as the start of negotiations on the Terrorism Directive, ECRIS, the amendment of the Schengen border code, our part in the proposal of a review in the Firearms Directive and further measures on terrorism financing within the Money Laundering Directive.”“This indicates the serious response the European Parliament’s LIBE committee will take along with its history of trying to deal with the root causes of terrorism such as radicalisation (the DATI Report) in the coming important days following the terrible events of 22 March 2016.”

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The prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 19 ottobre 2015

bruxellesBrussels Monday, 19 October 2015 Room József Antall (JAN) 6Q2 The prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations – vote on a draft report by Rachida Dati (EPP, FR) (17.30 – 18.30)
The situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration – co-rapporteurs Roberta Metsola (EPP, MT) and Kashetu Kyenge (S&D, IT) – debate on a working document on tackling criminal smuggling, trafficking and labour exploitation of irregular migrants (16.25 – 17.30)
proposal for a Council decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196) and of the Additional Protocol to that Convention – presentation by the Commission (15.00 – 15.40)
EU agency for law enforcement cooperation and training – presentation of the state of play of trilogue negotiations (including the issue of the Internet Referral Unit) in the presence of the Council Presidency and the Commission (15.40 – 16.00)

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