Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Europol and Institute of International Finance launch forum to mitigate financial crime threat

At Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, Europol and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) have launched a high-level forum involving the law enforcement and banking sectors to improve the interconnection between these two worlds in mitigating the threats posed by financial...
Posted On 01 Jul 2017
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Europol hosts Online Terrorist Propaganda Conference to target Internet messaging

On 10 and 11 April, Europol’s European Counter-Terrorism Centre (ECTC) hosted its first high-level conference on Online Terrorist Propaganda. Over 150 participants gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to discuss a wide variety of topics pertaining to the current...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
RUSI headquarters in central London
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RUSI subject experts focus on key defence and security issues for Brexit negotiations

With Article 50 now triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May as the nation prepares to exit the European Union, experts at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) have moved to outline what outcomes they will be looking for during the Brexit process negotiations in terms of...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
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‘No More Ransom’ adds 15 decryption tools as record number of partners join global initiative

Nine months after the launch of the ‘No More Ransom’ project, an ever-growing number of law enforcement and private sector partners have now joined the initiative, allowing more victims of ransomware to access their illegally locked data files without having t...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
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Europol publishes Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment for 2017

The Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2017, Europol’s flagship product, represents the outcome of the largest data collection on serious and organised crime ever undertaken in the European Union (EU). Europol has been able to use its singular intelligence capability...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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Europol supports joint investigation targeting international human trafficking crime gang

As a result of co-ordinated and joint operational activities, authorities from Slovakia and the UK – supported by both Europol and Eurojust – have actively dismantled an organised criminal group involved in trafficking Slovak victims for the purposes of sham marriages...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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High-ranking police representatives meet in Berlin to discuss counter-terrorism plans

In response to a heightened threat of Jihadist terrorism across Europe in the wake of several serious terrorist incidents in recent months, an extraordinary meeting of high-ranking police representatives from the European Union Member States, Norway and Switzerland was held in...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
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Operation Bosphorus on firearms trafficking results in circa 250 arrests during 2016

Nearly 250 arrests and 556 gas and alarm pistols seized are a few of the final results of Operation Bosphorus, a series of international actions conducted in 2016. The actions involved ten EU Member States with co-ordination by Romania as the activity’s leader and were...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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34th East-West International Security Conference in Rome highlights global trends

Attending the 34th East-West International Security Conference that ran at the Best Western Universo Hotel in Rome on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November were delegates from the Russian Federation, the Ukraine and Albania representing commercial, private and public sector...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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Criminal network suspected of smuggling Iranian migrants into UK tackled by Europol

On Thursday 8 December, 33 people were arrested as several homes were searched in Greece as part of a joint security and policing investigation conducted by UK and Greek officials with support from Europol. The individuals were arrested for their suspected roles in an...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016