A Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU: Anticipate, Prevent, Protect, Respond

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Series Details COM (2020) 795
Publication Date 09/12/2020
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Communication published by the European Commission on 9 December 2020, setting out a new Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the European Union (EU).

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This Agenda aims to step up the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and boost the EU's resilience to terrorist threats. It seeks to support Member States in better anticipating, preventing, protecting and responding to the terrorism threat. It includes:

  • Identifying vulnerabilities and building capacity to anticipate threats;
  • Preventing attacks by addressing radicalisation;
  • Promoting security by design and reducing vulnerabilities to protect cities and people;
  • Stepping up operational support, prosecution and victims' rights to better respond to attacks.

A new Counter-Terrorism Agenda was first announced in the EU's latest Security Union Strategy. It was accompanied by a legislative initiative aimed at strengthening the mandate of the Europol.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:795:FIN
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  • https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/pdf/09122020_communication_commission_european_parliament_the_council_eu_agenda_counter_terrorism_po-2020-9031_com-2020_795_en.pdf
Related Links
European Commission: Priorities 2019-2024: European Security Union https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/promoting-our-european-way-life/european-security-union_en
European Commission: Press Release, 09/12/2020: Security Union: A Counter-Terrorism Agenda and stronger Europol to boost the EU's resilience https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2326
European Commission: A Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU and a stronger mandate for Europol: Questions and Answers (9 December 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_2325
European Commission: Opening remarks by Executive Vice-President Schinas at the Security Union Package press conference (9 December 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_2362
European Commission: Opening remarks by Commissioner Johansson at the Security Union Package press conference (9 December 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_2366

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