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Month: June 2016

The German OSCE Chairmanship on Counter-Terrorism-2

Under the Leadership of Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship, the OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization took place in Berlin, from 31 May – 1. June 2016.    Watch the opening Session of the Conference, speaking of H.E Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, H.E Interior Minister Dr. Thomas de Maizière, and H.E OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier,  May 31, 2016. “A challenge We must all Tackle together”   by Foreign  Office May 31, 2016 News from Germany OSCE Chairmanship News from Foreign Office News from Bundeskanzlerin 

The Netherlands Leadership in pressing a new Security Strategy in Europe

At the last European Council of the Dutch Presidency a new Strategy was presented for the EU’s external policy. As holder of the Presidency, the Netherlands has pressed for just such a joint European Security Strategy. ‘The geopolitical Security situation in Europe has changed dramatically over the past few years,’   ‘This strategy gives a fresh impetus to the EU’s Foreign policy, with an emphasis on security and resilience. If member states act in concert, like members of an orchestra, we can accelerate Europe’s responses to world events and boost the… Read more The Netherlands Leadership in pressing a new Security Strategy in Europe

The Netherlands EU Presidency and the Cooperation between Europe’s Security Services

The Netherlands thrusts forward to increase the Cooperation between Europe’s Security Services Cooperation between Europe’s Security Services is being stepped up in order to combat terrorism and jihadist violence. A recently launched platform is allowing intelligence to be shared more effectively. This means that information on European foreign fighters is now available to all participating security services. This is important, as jihadist networks are increasingly operating across national borders. The increased cooperation has led to considerable advances in the way European security services work together. Minister of the Interior and Kingdom… Read more The Netherlands EU Presidency and the Cooperation between Europe’s Security Services