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Security 06-07-2004

EU ‘big five’ hold terrorism talks

France, Germany, Italy and Spain have been invited by UK Home Secretary David Blunkett to hold informal talks on terrorism-related issues including border controls and intelligence sharing.

Security 23-06-2004

EU leaders vow to boost operational co-operation on terrorism

At the European Council, EU leaders set the direction for future work on terrorism. They agreed to reinforce practical co-operation and integrate terrorism in the relationship between the EU and third countries.

Future EU 16-04-2004

Only one month to wrap up constitution talks

The EU will only have one month to secure a deal
on the EU constitution. According to the Irish Presidency
formal talks will not restart before 17 May.

Security 08-04-2004

The Aftermath of 11 March in Madrid

Justice and Home Affairs experts from the European liberty and security policy network (ELISE) believe that technology is not a solution to violence. They put into question counter-terrorism measures which involve a globalisation of surveillance.

Security 01-04-2004

From New York to Madrid: Technology as the Ultra-Solution to the Permanent State of Fear and Emergen

In this report, CEPS policy analysts comment on the impacts of the Madrid bombings on the fight against terrorism.

Security 26-03-2004

EU leaders promise to agree European constitution by June

Heads of state and government have pledged to agree on a constitution for Europe by June and adopted several measures to boost the fight against terrorism.

Security 25-03-2004

EU summit set to adopt beefed-up terror action plan

The fight against terrorism is the first item on the agenda of the EU summit. EU leaders are set to agree a raft of measures to improve their co-ordination in the fight against terrorism and increase security in the EU.

Security 24-03-2004

Straw: There is no opting out from terror

Keeping out of international engagement is no protection from terror, said UK Foreign Minister Jack Straw, while giving support to Turkey's EU membership.

Security 23-03-2004

European Council to set June deadline for counter-terrorism measures, Germany in trouble

EU's foreign affairs ministers want stronger emphasis to be put on international co–operation in the fight against terrorism. Germany is struggling to meet a 30 June deadline for implementing anti-terrorism measures.

Security 22-03-2004

Foreign affairs ministers discuss anti-terrorism co-operation and Middle East

Terrorism will top the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council but the Lisbon strategy and the development of a strategic partnership between the EU and the Mediterranean and Middle East countries will also be dealt with.

Security 19-03-2004

EU to streamline anti-terrorism strategy

Interior and foreign affairs ministers are to
discuss new counter-terrorism measures and review old promises
in order to pave the way for the adoption of a beefed-up EU
action plan by the European Council.

Security 19-03-2004

EU to appoint a ‘Mr Terrorism’ but ‘European CIA’ a long way off

Interior Ministers have backed the idea of
appointing a 'Mr Terrorism' to co-ordinate EU action against
terrorism. Proposals to create a European intelligence service
received little support.