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Threat posed by terrorism in European Union “became more complex” during 2018

In 2018, terrorism continued to represent a major security threat in European Union (EU) Member States. Horrific attacks killed 13 people and injured many more. A stark increase in the number of arrests linked to right-wing extremism, although still relatively low, indicates that...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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The Money Laundering Implications of Brexit

Among the political turmoil realised by Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with Europe, the issue of money laundering seems to have been overlooked. That would be a big mistake, writes Aziz Rahman. There can be no conclusive estimates of the scale of money laundering in...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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New unit “ready to help UK police co-operate with EU” in event of no-deal Brexit

The International Crime Co-ordination Centre (ICCC) will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and co-operate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost due to a no-deal Brexit. The ICCC is now...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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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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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Britain seeks “comprehensive security and law enforcement partnership” with EU post-Brexit

Britain will look to agree a comprehensive new security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership with the European Union (EU) after Brexit to fight what the Government calls “our shared threats from terrorism and organised crime”. In the latest future...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Criminal Asset Recovery in the EU: Survey conducted by Europol asks ‘Does crime still pay?’

From 2010 to 2014, 2.2% of the estimated proceeds of crime were provisionally seized or frozen, while 1.1% of the criminal profits were finally confiscated at EU level. That’s according to a recent report pieced together by Europol’s Asset Recovery Unit in...
Posted On 04 Jul 2016
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Cost of Cyber Crime: Set to Soar?

Tina Chittenden examines the myriad risks posed by today’s cyber criminals and what steps businesses should be taking to protect themselves from harm. The threats to businesses, and therefore pressure on security companies’ resources, seem to be at an all-time high. With...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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Europol launches European Counter-Terrorism Centre to strengthen EU’s response against attack episodes

Europe is currently facing the most significant terrorist threat the region has experienced in over a decade. The incidents in Paris on 13 November 2015 indicate a shift towards a clear international dimension of Islamic State to carry out special forces-style attacks in the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
The European Police Chiefs Convention was held at Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Police chiefs meet at Europol’s headquarters to discuss terrorism and illegal immigration issues

On 23 and 24 September, over 300 high-level representatives from 50 countries and a dozen international and European organisations attended the European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC) at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. This year, the police chiefs and senior...
Posted On 26 Sep 2015
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