Joint project with EU, UNDP to clear 80,000 mines in eastern Turkey

More than 80,000 land mines located on the border with Iran in eastern Turkey will be cleared as part of a joint project prepared by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project to clear antipersonnel Read More …

EU pledges additional $8 million for explosives clearance in Iraq

The European Union’s ambassador to Iraq on Friday said the bloc would allocate an additional $8 million (€6.7 million) for the detection and destruction of explosives left by ISIS. Martin Huth said in a tweet that the money would be Read More …

EU approves military training mission to Mozambique

Foreign Ministers from the European Union on Monday agreed to set up a military training mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique). According to a press release from the Council of the European Union, the aim of the mission is to “train Read More …

CoESS joins EU Project to launch a Regional Certification Centre for Explosive Detection Dogs and Certification Standards

In order to strengthen the detection of threats by explosives in public areas and critical infrastructures within the EU member states, a consortium created and led by Palmyra Aviation Advisors, and including CoESS, has been awarded a project grant to Read More …

Libya: Criminal Investigation Department concludes training program on removing IEDs

The Training and Development Office of the Criminal Investigation Department in the Central Region held a closing ceremony for the training program for the capacity building in the field of removing explosive devices. The program had been implemented within the Read More …

European Union Terrorism Situation And Trend Report (TE-SAT) 2020

Terrorists’ ultimate goal is to undermine our societies and our democratic political systems. Terrorism generates fear, empowers political extremes and polarises societies.  Europol’s EU Terrorism Situation and Trend report (TE-SAT), pulls together facts and figures on terrorist attacks and arrests in Read More …

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 …