28 January 2020
The EU's new home affairs commissioner appears to be enthusiastic for new internal security proposals.
"The European Commission is preparing a raft of what it describes as new measures against terrorism, drugs, and crime.
Speaking to reporters in Zagreb after meeting EU interior ministers on Friday (24 January), the European Commissioner for home affairs Ylva Johansson announced she is also "preparing to reinforce the mandate of [the EU's police agency] Europol", based in The Hague.
On drugs, Johansson said a new EU agenda will be proposed noting that illicit substances have become more widespread, cheaper and more potent. On crime she said plans are underway to freeze and recover assets. And on terrorism, she wants new plans to protect critical infrastructure, such as energy, transport, finance and health."
EU gearing up for even more anti-crime measures (EUobserver, link)
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