EU foreign ministers agree on new mission to strengthen Libya arms embargo

The European Union will launch a new naval and air mission in the eastern Mediterranean to stop more weapons reaching the warring factions in Libya, foreign ministers agreed on Monday, after Austria lifted its veto. The decision marked a breakthrough Read More …

The EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

Today, the Council adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information. The reinforced rules on explosives precursors will ensure stronger safeguards and controls, including online, Read More …

Mali: Militants attack EU military centre where Irish personnel based

A European Union military training centre in Mali, where 11 Defence Force personnel are working, remainson high alert after a weekend attack from what are presumed to have been Islamic anti-western forces. An as yet unknown number of attackers were killed in the incident. Three Read More …

The European Commission has adopted new measures to improve aviation security in the European Union

On 23 January 2019, the European Commission adopted an Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 as regards clarification, harmonisation and simplification as well as strengthening of certain specific aviation security measures. The amendments concern measures in the areas of airport security, Read More …

Irish peace-keeping missions ‘an essential expression of what Ireland is all about’, says Taoiseach in Mali

Irish participation in peace-keeping missions around the world is “an essential expression of what Ireland is all about”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told troops serving in Mali. Mr Varadkar met with a number of troops who are deployed to the conflict Read More …

The European Union continues to support explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) thanks the European Union for its continuous support to explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq, which contributes to the safe, orderly and dignified return of displaced communities Read More …

EU provides Ukraine with extra EUR 4 mln humanitarian funding

The European Union has allocated an additional EUR 4 million to continue delivering much needed humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine at the onset of winter. “The civilian population in eastern Ukraine continues to suffer following four years of conflict. The Read More …

EU contributes additional 1.1 mln euros to de-mining project in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union (EU) will contribute an additional 1.1 million euros (1.29 million U.S. dollars) to the de-mining projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), an agreement signed here on Monday shows. The money will be divided in two projects that Read More …

Terrorist threat in the EU remains high despite the decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil. In 2017, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) – reason enough for Europol not Read More …