Today, the European Commission is taking stock of the progress made in the past years towards achieving an effective and genuine Security Union.
The report recaps the initiatives taken by the Commission in some of the key areas of the Security Union including the fight against terrorism, information exchange, countering radicalisation and cybersecurity, while noting that further efforts are still required, in particular as regards actually implementing EU security legislation.
In the context of the terrorist attack that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019, the Commission is also recommending that the EU open negotiations with New Zealand on the exchange of personal data with Europol to fight serious crime and terrorism.
For more information
- Press Release – Security Union: Good progress over past 3 years but efforts must continue
- Communication – 20th Progress Report toward an effective and genuine Security Union
- Commission Recommendation for the opening of negotiations for an agreement on the exchange of personal data between New Zealand and Europol and proposed mandate for negotiations
- Factsheet – European that Protects: update
- Factsheet – Europe that Protects: Operational support from EU Agencies
- Factsheet – Legislative state of play
- Factsheet – Terrorist Content Online
- Publication date
- 30 October 2019