Security

Future EU 13-09-2017

State of the Union 2017 Live, as it happened

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday 13 September. EURACTIV.com brings you coverage, analysis and background from the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

EU Priorities 2020 13-09-2017

Juncker’s full 2017 State of the Union speech

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual State of the Union speech covered what the EU achieved last year and where the bloc is heading.

Brexit 08-09-2017

Tweets of the Week: German elections, Hungary’s fence, and the royal baby

Welcome to EU Tweets of the Week. Germany has a debate, the ECJ seals Hungary’s fate and it’s baby three for William and Kate.

The UK General Election, Development Days, and EU defence
Brexit 09-06-2017

Tweets of the Week: UK election, Development Days, and EU defence

Good morning to all of you who had a sleepless night watching the UK General Election! As well as #GE2017, this week we also kept an eye on European Development Days and the future of European defence.

Freedom of thought 04-04-2017

EU envoy on religious freedom: ‘Indifference, ignorance and fear’ are terror’s greatest allies

To mark his first anniversary in the role as the EU’s inaugural Special Envoy for the Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the EU, EURACTIV.com interviewed Ján Figeľ about the headscarf ban, Islamist terrorism and growing up Catholic in a communist state.

Politics 29-03-2017

The Presidency debate: Europe’s security

Europe is facing many security challenges. The Maltese Presidency has made it a priority.

Global Europe 22-03-2017

One year after the Brussels attacks, the city remembers those lost

Wednesday (22 March) marks the first anniversary of the Brussels attacks, which took over 30 lives and injured many more, shocking the capital of the European Union

Global Europe 22-03-2017

Belgian government ‘must do more’ to support Brussels bombings victims

One year ago, in a cold basement of Astrid Hospital, Anne Cameron Cain frantically searched for news of her husband. Along with dozens of other families, the Cains were not prepared for the tragic events of that day, which took the lives of both Anne's husband Alexander Pinczowski and her sister-in-law Sascha Pinczowski.

The Presidency: Clear and present dangers
Politics 20-03-2017

The Presidency: Clear and present dangers

The enemy isn’t just at the gates. The enemy is within. Europe is facing multiple fronts in the battle to preserve peace and security for its citizens.

Global Europe 27-02-2017

The Presidency: Migration mayday

The seasons are changing. As the weather gets better, Europe's migration crisis gets worse. In a year of critical elections, Malta brings its frontline Mediterranean experience to the leadership of the presidency of the European Union.

Is Nigel Farage lying to you?
Global Europe 02-02-2017

Is Nigel Farage lying to you?

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage defended Donald Trump yesterday (1 February) in the European Parliament.

The Presidency: Malta at the helm
Digital 26-01-2017

The Presidency: Malta at the helm

It's a time of crisis, global turbulence, and economic change. It's also a time of opportunity. On the first of January, for the first time, Malta took up the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Future EU 14-09-2016

Letta: EU leaders must leave ‘business as usual’ at home before going to Bratislava

In Bratislava this week, EU heads of state and government should show clear resolve that they are departing from business as usual, and President of the Commission Jean Claude Juncker should raise the bar, said Enrico Letta in a Citizens’ web dialogue, organised by the Jacques Delors Institute in partnership with euractiv.com. “It is the first …

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EU leaders attend Paris anti-terror march

European leaders joined a silent march in Paris on Sunday, after 3 days of terrorist attacks in France left 17 people dead.

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Parliament holds minute of silence for Charlie Hebdo victims

EU lawmakers gathered outside the European Parliament on Thursday to hold one minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the attack on the French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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Development Policy 02-04-2014

EU pledges extra funds for peace and security in Africa

As African and European leaders are meeting for a 4-day Summit in Brussels, where more that 80 nations are attending, the European Union pledged on Wednesday to spend an extra 800 million euros on peacekeeping missions in Africa.

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Economy & Jobs 29-01-2013

Political extremism on the rise ahead of 2014 elections, EC says

Only days after former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi praised the actions of ex-dictator Benito Mussolini, the European Union has warned that violent extremism in on the rise across Europe and it's becoming a serious security threat.
'Not since World War II have extremist and populist forces had so much influence on national parliaments as they have today', said EU commissioner for Home Affairs cecilia Malmstrom.

Cybersecurity 02-10-2012

Cybersecurity in the EU: What’s at stake?

Cyberspace is a new and unfamiliar domain that has gradually become the 'nervous system' through which society operates. In a world where over 87% of the population are mobile users , the stark reality is that cyber security is a growing global challenge demanding rational and universal solutions.
As governments, enterprises and consumers have become increasingly reliant on ICT solutions that integrate inputs designed, developed, coded and manufactured by multiple suppliers around the world, the scale of the cyber security challenge has grown exponentially.

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Politics 21-05-2012

Nato launches European missile shield

NATO's new European missile defense system is ready too start operating. This is one of the messages that came out of a two-day Summit held in Chicago where the leaders of the 28-nation alliance are gathering.
The mechanism will link together the missile defense systems of all the allies and it will be controlled by NATO.
NATO's Secretary general said that this is the first step towards a long-term goal of providing full coverage and protection for all NATO European populations.