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Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the European Union (EU) faced in 2017. Last year, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU – reason enough for Europol...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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37th International East-West Security Conference examines global trends and threats

Attending the 37th Edition of the International East-West Security Conference were delegates representing private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation and the Ukraine. Organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions, the event ran on 4 and 5 June at the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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Law enforcement co-ordination “the only cure” for criminality on The Dark Web

Law enforcement agencies from 28 countries across the globe have met at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to share knowledge and expertise and discuss a co-ordinated approach towards tackling crime on The Dark Web. Experts from Eurojust, the European Commission, the...
Posted On 30 May 2018
Catherine De Bolle
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Catherine De Bolle succeeds Rob Wainwright as executive director of Europol

Catherine De Bolle, who previously served as Commissioner General of the Belgian Federal Police from 2012, has begun working in her new role as executive director of Europol – the EU agency for law enforcement co-operation – at the organisation’s headquarters in The Hague....
Posted On 02 May 2018
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Brexit negotiations “must focus on security co-operation immediately” urges Home Affairs Committee

A report published by the Home Affairs Committee in Parliament warns of “serious legal, constitutional and political obstacles” in the way of achieving continued close policing and security co-operation post-Brexit. Entitled ‘UK-EU Security Co-operation After...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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EU law enforcers team up with Facebook and Instagram to combat online terrorist propaganda

On Thursday 11 January, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the eighth joint Referral Action Day with colleagues from the national referral units of the UK, Belgium and France to identify and secure the swift removal of terrorist and violent extremism content...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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EC statement on EU data protection law elicits “no adequacy decision, no panic” response from PwC

On Tuesday 9 January, the European Commission published a Notice To Stakeholders about the potential implications of Brexit for EU data protection law. This is the first time that the EU has made a statement on the adequacy decision and what the alternatives might be for the UK....
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Europol introduces all-new SIRIUS platform in bid to facilitate online investigations

As criminals increasingly adopt the Crime-as-a-Service model, gaining easy access to tools and services for digitally-enabled crimes, law enforcement authorities face a highly complex challenge when conducting criminal investigations online. To address this challenge, and better...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
Paul Everitt: CEO at ADS
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“Light touch customs deal vital to economy post-Brexit” urges Security Trade Association

The Government must pursue a more ambitious customs agreement with the European Union (EU) than any yet proposed and work closely with industry to develop concrete proposals. That’s the view of Trade Association the ADS Group. Introducing new customs processes for trade...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Europol report reveals “poor success rate” for global anti-money laundering framework

Europol has published a report by its Financial Intelligence Group entitled ‘From Suspicion to Action – Converting Financial Intelligence into Greater Operational Impact’. The document affords an insight into the anti-money laundering framework and the extent of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017