Questions and answers to Cecilia Malmström on how to reduce gun related violence through stronger EU action
Type: Complete press conference
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
On 21 October 2013, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, presented a Communication containing suggestions on how to reduce gun violence in Europe. It aims to identify actions at EU level, through legislation, operational activities, training and EU funding, to address the threats posed by the illegal use of firearms. The Commission identified four priorities under which several concrete actions are considered: increasing pressure on criminal markets; safeguarding the licit market for civilian firearms; reducing diversion of firearms into criminal hands; and building better intelligence. The actions put forward in the Communication will facilitate both legal trade in the internal market and law enforcement cooperation in identifying and disrupting organised criminal groups.
This video shows an extract of the questions/answers session on the challenges of the new technologies.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite by a journalist (in ENGLISH) asking a question to Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, on biometric sensor
||Soundbite by Cecilia Malmström (in ENGLISH): Biometric sensor? Did I say something about that? I can't recall I said something about biometric sensor. I said that the new technology allows you to load down a drawing or a model of a gun and then you can actually print it on 3D printer and that of course poses new challenges.
||Soundbite by Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, Spokesperson of the EC, (in ENGLISH) giving some closing words to end the questions/answers session.