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Commission proposes new security measures
- Public spaces, Canada and EU PNR, Europol personal data exchanges with third states and European Intelligence Unit
19.10.17
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The European Commission has proposed a series of new measures: Press release: Security Union: Commission presents new measures to better protect EU citizens (pdf) which includes:

"protecting public spaces and help deprive terrorists of the means to act. The Commission is also proposing to further strengthen the EU's external action on counter-terrorism - including through Europol - and is recommending the EU open negotiations on a revised Passenger Name Record agreement with Canada."

"Enhancing Europol's cooperation with third countries by presenting, before the end of the year, recommendations to the Council to authorise the opening of negotiations for agreements between the EU and Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey on the transfer of personal data between Europol and these countries to prevent and combat terrorism and serious crimes." [emphasis in original]

Announcements include:

Eleventh progress report towards an effective and genuine Security Union (COM 608 - 17, pdf):

"The 11th Security Union Report is also looking at the next steps on countering radicalisation online and offline. Beyond these practical measures for the short term, to be taken over the next 16 months, the Commission is working towards a future European Intelligence Unit, as announced by President Juncker as part of his vision for the European Union by 2025."

Action Plan to support the protection of public spaces (COM 612 - 17, pdf)

Action Plan to enhance preparedness against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear security risks (COM 610 -17, pdf)

Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196) (COM 606-17, pdf)

Annex to COM 606 -17 above (pdf)

Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Additional Protocol supplementing the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 217) ( COM - 607-17 pdf)

Annex to COM 607-17 above (pdf)

Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on an Agreement between the European Union and Canada for the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to prevent and combat terrorism and other serious transnational crime (COM 605 - 17, pdf)

Annex to COM 605 - 17 above (pdf)

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