The Council today adopted a decision and a regulation establishing a global human rights sanctions regime. For the first time, the EU is equipping itself with a framework that will allow it to target individuals, entities and bodies – including state and non-state actors – responsible for, involved in or associated with serious human rights […]

INTERPOL and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have launched a joint initiative to produce a Global Threat Study on Non-State Actors and Their CBRNE Materials. By developing strategic threat assessments against CBRNE using national law enforcement information, this five-year initiative will help the international community counter […]

We affirm our unshakeable unity and solidarity in the fight against all forms of terrorism. We are deeply shocked by the horrific terrorist attacks which have taken place in recent weeks in Paris, Dresden, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Nice, Vienna and other places, and we condemn these barbaric acts in the strongest possible terms. Access the full resource […]

On 12 November, President Charles Michel sent out the fourth issue of his newsletter, in which he informs citizens about the activities of the European Council. This time the President focuses on promoting our values and fighting terrorism. The newsletter is issued on a regular basis in English and French. It is available to all […]

Democracy and the fundamental values of freedom are the very essence of the European Union. The battle against terrorism that we are fighting together is a battle to safeguard our fundamental values. We stand ready to work on strengthening security. We will continue to make progress together, with the heads of state or government, with […]

Eurojust, the EU’s agency on judicial co-operation, launched a Counter-Terrorism Register on Thursday (5 September), designed to streamline the exchange of information between EU member states on potential terrorist offences. The database will put together information from EU countries on ongoing investigations, prosecutions and convictions of militants, including returning foreign fighters that joined terrorist groups […]

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