EU introduces tighter measures to fight terrorism

Published By ITCT News Desk On : December 30, 2018
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Police in the streets of Paris, the day after terrorists committed a string of attacks across the French capital which killed at least 127 and left many more wounded, Nov. 14, 2015. As the death toll rose and Paris reeled from the violence, President Francois Hollande directly blamed the attacks on the Islamic State group. (Pierre Terdjman/The New York Times)

Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism in the European Union took effect on Friday as the 28-nation bloc seeks to improve security by sharing information more efficiently, the AFP reported.

New rules that strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) should help border guards and law enforcement agencies, and provide more protection for missing children and disabled adults, the European Commission said in a statement.

Member EU states are now “obliged to create a SIS alert for all cases related to terrorist offences”, decreasing the chances that suspects fall through the cracks.

By the end of next year, Europol will also be informed of all SIS terrorism alerts, casting a net across Europe as a whole.

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