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On this section of the Security Website we are going to inform you of what the European Union Security Agencies and departments are doing to with regards to European Security as a whole.

In this ever changing socio-political environment, and since the shift from the Cold War era to the global threat of terrorism, the team at the Security Website will let you know what information is of use to you, along with other useful information regarding intelligence policies and intelligence resilience and oversight.

We have compiled a list of reports by certain government bodies that explain and highlight what they do and what they have done in the past. A list of government bodies attributed to the oversight of intelligence agencies are listed below.

Please be aware that all information on this section of the Security Website is collated from the Council of the European Union.

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/

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EU FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

Terrorism is not a new phenomenon in Europe. In Britain, Ireland and Spain alone, thousands of lives have been lost to terrorism over the past thirty years. This experience has taught us that the only way to defeat terrorism is to confront it.

Due to the increasing openness of the European Union, in which people, ideas, technology and resources move freely, collective European action, in a spirit of solidarity, is indispensable to combat terrorism. Within the EU the co-operation in the fight against terrorism has intensified since 9/11, and in particular since the horrendous Madrid attacks in 2004.

The European Union is committed to jointly combating terrorism and to providing for the best possible protection for its citizens. Through good co-operation, several terrorist attacks in Europe have been prevented, and arrests and convictions obtained. In December 2005, the EU decided to focus its efforts in the fight against terrorism on four main objectives: prevent, protect, pursue and respond.

Terrorism is a threat to all States and to all peoples. It poses a serious threat to our security, to the values of our democratic societies and to the rights and freedoms of the citizens, especially through the indiscriminate targeting of innocent people. Terrorism is criminal and unjustifiable under any circumstances. Despite all combined efforts and increased cooperation between Member States and with the third states and International Organisation the threat remains high.


LIST OF THE 27 MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Below you will find a list of the European Union member States. If you click on the country name, it will take you to the Security Website Security Travel and Demographical Security Information regarding that state. The Link next to the country name will direct you straight to that country's governmental information site.


United Kingdom (UK) - http://www.fco.gov.uk

Belgium (B) - http://belgium.fgov.be

Bulgaria (BG) – http://www.government.bg

Czech Republic (CZ) – http://www.czech.cz

Denmark (DK) - http://www.sdn.dk

Germany (D) - http://www.bundesregierung.de

Estonia (EST) – http://www.riik.ee/et

Greece (EL) - http://www.mfa.gr

Spain (ES) - http://www.la-moncloa.es

France (F) - http://www.france.diplomatie.fr

Ireland (IRL) - http://www.irlgov.ie

Italy (IT) - http://www.aipa.it

Cyprus (CY) – http://www.pio.gov.cy

Latvia (LV) – http://www.am.gov.lv/lv

Lithuania (LT) – http://www.lrs.lt

Luxembourg (L) - http://www.restena.lu

Hungary (H) – http://www.meh.hu

Malta (M) – http://www.gov.mt

Netherlands (NL) - http://www.postbus51.nl

Austria (Ö) - http://www.austria.gv.at

Poland (PL) – http://www.poland.pl

Portugal (P) - http://www.portugal.gov.pt/Portal/EN/

Romania (RO) – http://www.guv.ro

Slovenia (SLO) – http://www.sigov.si

Slovakia (SK) – http://www.slovak-republic.com

Finland (SU) - http://www.vn.fi

Sweden (SV) - http://www.regeringen.se

 

The Presidency of the Council of the EU plays a vital part in the organization of the work of the institution, notably as the driving force in the legislative and political decision-making process. It has to organize and chair all meetings and work out compromises capable of resolving difficulties. The Council of the EU is presided over for a period of six months by each Member State in turn, in accordance with a pre-established rota (unless a new Council decision is taken):

 

EU PRESIDENCY LIST

Germany January-June 2007

Portugal July-December 2007

Slovenia January-June 2008

France July-December 2008

Czech Republic January-June 2009

Sweden July-December 2009

Spain January-June 2010

Belgium July-December 2010

Hungary January-June 2011

Poland July-December 2011

Denmark January-June 2012

Cyprus July-December 2012

Ireland January-June 2013

Lithuania July-December 2013

Greece January-June 2014

Italy July-December 2014

Latvia January-June 2015

Luxembourg July-December 2015

Netherlands January-June 2016

Slovakia July-December 2016

Malta January-June 2017

United Kingdom July-December 2017

Estonia January-June 2018

Bulgaria July-December 2018

Austria January-June 2019

Romania July-December 2019

Finland January-June 2020



 

INTELLIGENCE / SECURITY STRATEGY & COUNTER TERRORISM REPORTS

 

Latest report on the strategy

 

EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report TE-SAT by Europol

EU counter-terrorism strategy adopted in November 2005 [193KB])

Internal Security Strategy for the European Union "Towards a European Security Model", 23 February 2010

 

REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGY - PROVIDING SECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD

Approved by the European Council held in Brussels on 11 and 12 December 2008 and drafted under the responsibilities of the EU High Representative Javier SOLANA

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/ueDocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/EN/reports/104630.pdf

 

A SECURE EUROPE IN A BETTER WORLD - THE EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGY

Approved by the European Council held in Brussels on 12 December 2003 and drafted under the responsibilities of the EU High Representative Javier SOLANA

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cmsUpload/78367.pdf


OTHER SIGNIFICANT REPORTS


The EU ready to help US on closing Guantanamo, 15 June 2009

European Union is ready to support the United States in the process of closing Guantanamo detention centre and has finalized the creation of an enabling environment, a collective framework, that will help those Member States who wish to do so to receive ex-detainees.

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cmsUpload/Factsheet_guantamo_EN.pdf

 

The EU list of persons, groups and entities subject to specific measures to combat terrorism Brussels, 22 December 2009

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cmsUpload/091222_EU_terrorist_list_EN-FINAL.PDF

 

EUROPEAN UNION CONCLUSIONS

 

European Council Conclusions, 17/18 June 2004: Council Declaration on Terrorism in the aftermath of Madrid terrorist attacks.

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WHAT CAN THE EU DO IN CASES OF EMERGENCY/CRISIS? - Brussels, 15 June 2006

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cmsUpload/060615finalEN.pdf


In order to enable the European Union fully to assume its responsabilities for crisis management, the European Council (Nice, December 2000) decided to establish permanent political and military structures.

Links to these structures are:

The Political and Security Committee

(PSC) meets at the ambassadorial level as a preparatory body for the Council of the EU. Its main functions are keeping track of the international situation, and helping to define policies within the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) including the CSDP. It prepares a coherent EU response to a crisis and exercises its political control and strategic direction.


The European Union Military Committee

(EUMC) is the highest military body set up within the Council. It is composed of the Chiefs of Defence of the Member States, who are regularly represented by their permanent military representatives. The EUMC provides the PSC with advice and recommendations on all military matters within the EU.

In parallel with the EUMC, the PSC is advised by a Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CIVCOM). This committee provides information, drafts recommendations, and gives its opinion to the PSC on civilian aspects of crisis management.


The European Union Military Staff

(EUMS) composed of military and civilian experts seconded to the Council Secretariat by the Member States and officials of the Council General Secretariat.


The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability

(CPCC), which is part of the Council Secretariat, is the permanent structure responsible for an autonomous operational conduct of civilian CSDP operations. Under the political control and strategic direction of the Political and Security Committee and the overall authority of the High Representative, the CPCC ensures the effective planning and conduct of civilian CSDP crisis management operations, as well as the proper implementation of all mission-related tasks.



 

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