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Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that the political declaration agreed by the UK and the EU is seriously lacking in detail on security, customs and border arrangements and that there’s a real danger...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Joint UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre has opened in Calais as part of the ongoing co-operation between the UK and France to tackle criminality at the border.  The Information Centre will see the UK’s Border Force...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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Government commits to joint UK-US Task Force focused on tackling international crime

Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump have committed to tackle the global threat posed by transnational criminal organisations, including illegal opioid traffickers. A high-level group chaired by Home Secretary Sajid Javid and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
Steve Bailes
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Securing the US-Mexico Border: In Search of Enlightened Thinking

With the attention of the world’s media has been focused squarely on America’s on-off Summit with North Korea (which has now taken place with astonishing and somewhat unpredicted end results, of course), it has been a case of ‘all quiet on the southern...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
Steve Bailes
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The Real Battle Being Fought at Calais

The UK-France Summit at the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy during January brought forth the surprise announcement that the British Government will provide an additional £44.5 million in funding to reinforce security at the UK border with France. The money is to be be spent on...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018
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Government commits to an additional £44.5 million security spend at Channel ports

Britain is set to spend just shy of £45 million on additional security measures at Channel ports. The boost in UK funding for border security, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May in the wake of detailed talks at the Sandhurst Military Academy with French President Emmanuel...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Isabelle Moeller
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Biometrics at the Borders

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for Government, it’s fair to state that Best Practice and guiding principles for their effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s various and many...
Posted On 18 May 2017
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First UK ePassport gates opened in Gare du Nord, Paris by Border Force director general

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn, and the director general of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery, have opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport gates. In a ceremony held at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord Station, the Ambassador hailed the positive...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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EC proposes European Travel Information and Authorisation System to strengthen security checks

The European Commission is proposing to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) designed to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers. The ETIAS will gather information on all those travelling visa-free to the European Union to allow for...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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UBM EMEA previews Borders & Infrastructure “show within a show” for IFSEC International 2017

UBM EMEA, the organiser of IFSEC International, has announced the launch of a new “show within a show” dedicated to border security, counter-terrorism and the protection of Critical National Infrastructure. Borders & Infrastructure, which takes place between 20-22 June 2017...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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