Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: CEPOL

  • Europol steers arms companies for security research

    Europol steers arms companies for security research

    Following the example of the US Department of Defense, Europol should coordinate European security research. In October, the EU interior ministers had decided on an “Innovation Laboratory” at the Police Agency. Due to potential confusion, the department will now be…

  • Backdoors vs. Trojans: Europol is examining “solutions” against end-to-end encryption

    Backdoors vs. Trojans: Europol is examining “solutions” against end-to-end encryption

    The German police also uses a “decryption platform” at Europol. The system belongs to an “innovation laboratory” and is currently being equipped with new technology. The EU Commission will soon decide whether Europol should also handle the decryption of secure…

  • European Anti-Terrorist Force now coordinated at Europol

    European Anti-Terrorist Force now coordinated at Europol

    For four years, Austria is in charge of the EU network of special units. The head of the Cobra decided on a closer connection to the EU police agency. This also applies to military forces that assume tasks in the…

  • Europe-wide anti-terror exercise coordinated by Europol

    Europe-wide anti-terror exercise coordinated by Europol

    European special units have trained in seven EU member states for terrorist attacks. The aim of the exercise was to harden against “Islamist” as well as “right-wing or left-wing ideologies”. European special task forces held a Europe-wide exercise on Tuesday…

  • Who drives EU counter-terrorism? On the legislation of the European Union

    Who drives EU counter-terrorism? On the legislation of the European Union

    Heiner Busch and Matthias Monroy. Translation by Viktoria Langer The formal process of developing and implementing EU counter-terrorism law and policy begins with the heads of government, in the European Council, setting out strategic guidelines. Thereafter, the Commission produces proposals…

  • Collapsing the European security architecture

    Collapsing the European security architecture

    More security-critical behaviour in Europe! At the latest since 9/11, the EU took severe changes in their home affairs policy. New agreements and institutions were created to facilitate police networking (Europol, Frontex, CEPOL, new databases and their shared access). The…