01 July 2016
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A paper produced by the European External Action Service (EEAS) calls for EU missions, officials and representatives abroad to be used for more information- and intelligence-gathering, and makes a number of proposals in relation to "civmil convergence and synergies" between internal and external security agencies and activities.
See: Working document of the European External Action Service: CMPD Food for Through Paper: "From strengthening ties between CSDP/FSJ actors towards more security in EUROPE" (EEAS(2016) 909, Council document 10934/16, pdf)
The paper was produced by the EEAS' Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD). The title of the paper refers to ongoing efforts to bring together EU "external" (Common Security and Defence Policy or CSDP) and "internal" (Freedom, Security and Justice or FSJ) security efforts, a process which has been ongoing for some time.
Background: Plans emerge for the collection of personal data outside European borders to obtain "comprehensive situational awareness and intelligence support" (Statewatch News Online, October 2012)
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