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EU Law Enforcement and Google confront terrorist propaganda in latest Europol Referral Action Days

On Monday 9 July and Tuesday 10 July, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the tenth joint Referral Action Days with colleagues from specialist units in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. This time around, the campaign was focused on different...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
NATO headquarters
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GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming addresses NATO on benefits of collective security

During his visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday 19 June, GCHQ’s director Jeremy Fleming talked about countering global threats, the importance of European partnerships and the benefits of collective security. After meeting with the NATO secretary general Jens...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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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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Terrorism risks in Europe to increase in 2018 as Islamic State’s Foreign Fighters return

Terrorism risks in Europe are likely to increase in 2018 as foreign fighters depart the former ‘Caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria and bring their training and expertise back to the continent. That’s according to a new report issued from Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018
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New technology revealed by Home Office to help combat terrorist content online

The Home Office has announced the development of new technology to automatically detect terrorist content on any online platforms. Tests have shown that this new tool can automatically detect 94% of Daesh propaganda with 99.995% accuracy. It boasts “an extremely high degree...
Posted On 20 Feb 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
Prime Minister David Cameron: determined to fight extremist ideologies
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UK Government devotes £5 million fund towards building “national coalition against extremism”

The UK Government has announced plans to invest £5 million this year in building a national network of grassroots organisations that will challenge all forms of extremist ideology. Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement was made on the eve of the publication of the...
Posted On 18 Oct 2015
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