<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/security/news/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:26:26 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Copernicus contributes to the safety of football fans in Brazil]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Copernicus, the EU’s Earth Observation programme, is contributing to the safety of football fans during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, enabling EU Member States to be prepared for evacuation operations should an emergency occur during one of the matches.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Working together on complex international events will boost security practices for all]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Dec 2013

PARIS – The EU and its 28 member states will cooperate more closely with partner countries and organisations in the coming years to build on lessons learned from the security practices that surround complex international events, say first-responder and policy officials.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial policy initiatives supporting Europe’s civil security sector - panel debate at Milipol exhibition]]>

Published : Wed, 11 Dec 2013

PARIS – Industrial policy initiatives supporting Europe’s civil security sector should pick up speed in 2014 as the EU’s new seven-year research programme, known as Horizon 2020 gets under way.

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EC kicks off the next Security Research programme]]>

Published : Tue, 26 Nov 2013

PARIS – The European Commission officially kicked off its goals for its next seven-year Security Research programme during a 19-20 November conference that it hosted at the 2013 MILIPOL internal State security exhibition on the outskirts of Paris. Dual-use technologies will figure prominently among the capability [...]

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ 'All U need is space' comic helps young generations discover space]]> Published : Thu, 14 Nov 2013

Who said that Space is boring and isn’t fun for kids? The comic "All U Need Is Space" is designed to bring young students closer to the benefits of space applications.

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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS : new RIMS, new System release (© ESSP)]]>

Published : Fri, 08 Nov 2013

NEW RIMS Two new RIMS have been deployed improving the performances and increasing the robustness and wider APV-1 availability coverage for users in the South area: RIMS Agadir (Morocco) and Abu Simbel (Egypt)1. Mentioned improvement can be checked into the EGNOS [...]

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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS performance report October 2013 available]]>

Published : Fri, 08 Nov 2013

The EC-appointed contractor ESSP is committed to provide full visibility and transparency on the EGNOS services status and performance and is publishing the “EGNOS Performance Report” on a monthly basis.

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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU and Israel Space Agency sign accord for cooperation on navigation satellites (© Jerusalem Post)]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Oct 2013

The accord will allow Israeli academics and industries to participate in projects of satellite navigation with their counterparts in Europe.

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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Galileo units of the European Commission welcome their new Director, Mr Matthias Petschke.]]>

Published : Mon, 21 Oct 2013

On October 16th, Mr Matthias Petschke became the new Director of the Galileo team of the European Commission.

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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First LPV approach at Santander airport in Spain]]>

Published : Mon, 21 Oct 2013

At the beginning of 2013 ESSP President Dirk Werquin and AENA Navigation Director Ignacio Gonzalez officially signed the EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) as the first step for the implementation of EGNOS-based approach procedures at Spanish airports managed by AENA.

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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Hip Hip Hip... First candle for the GSA !]]>

Published : Thu, 17 Oct 2013

On October 15th, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), now based in Prague, celebrated its first birthday.

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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Belgium is testing Galileo's PRS signals and comes on Flemish TV channel VRT ]]>

Published : Thu, 17 Oct 2013

On October 16th, the Belgian Flemish TV channel "VRT" made a report on how the testing of the Public Regulated Signals (PRS) of Galileo was conducted in Belgium. It also depicts how SME's can already benefit of this new business opportunity.

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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Brochure on Galileo Early Services 2013 now available !]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Oct 2013

The new Galileo Early Services Brochure is now available from our website.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ground stations get ready for Galileo-based Search And Rescue (SAR) tests (© ESA)]]>

Published : Tue, 08 Oct 2013

ESA’s completion of a pair of dedicated ground stations at opposite ends of Europe has enabled Galileo satellites in orbit to participate in global testing of the Cospas–Sarsat search and rescue system.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESSP and the Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) sign an EGNOS working agreement]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Sep 2013

ESSP and HIAL (Highland and Islands Airports Limited) have just signed an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) as a key step for the implementation of EGNOS-based approach procedures (LPV procedures) at 11 Scottish airports.

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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Commission and industry work together to create a level playing field for Europe’s security alarm manufacturers]]> Published : Thu, 26 Sep 2013

Security alarm systems, whether for the home or office, are so ubiquitous today they are usually taken for granted. Yet despite their economic and strategic importance – the sector is worth EUR 16.4 billion a year in Europe alone – the technology does not enjoy a level playing field across [...]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Boosting the security of postal processes via new screening and threat-identification solutions]]> Published : Wed, 04 Sep 2013

Good things don’t always come through the mail. Letter bombs, illegal drug shipments, small arms or toxic agents can all find their way into the postal stream with malevolent effect, as public figures know only too well. Incendiary bombs were sent to a football coach in Northern Ireland in April [...]

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Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Results of EU research project could help align international standards for the identification of missing persons and victims of large-scale disasters]]> Published : Wed, 07 Aug 2013

Finding and identifying victims after a natural disaster is not just a matter of deploying sophisticated technology such as detection devices. It also depends on quickly matching up circumstantial information with the victim to confirm the latter’s identity. Yet post-disaster investigative techniques and approaches across the globe are far from [...]

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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Securing public events against terrorist attacks and other threats via the innovative integration of diverse technologies]]> Published : Mon, 22 Jul 2013

Large-scale and public events are increasingly a potential target for terrorist attacks. Yet securing such events is no easy task: it demands pervasive situational awareness and the knitting together of diverse kinds of equipment and the streams of data and information they generate.

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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[TeraSCREEN - Multi-frequency multi-mode Terahertz screening for border checks]]> Published : Wed, 17 Jul 2013

Over the next three and a half years, a consortium of twelve research institutes, component and equipment developers and manufacturers, and security and ethical specialists from six countries across Europe will develop security screening technology that will significantly improve the security, privacy, efficiency and experience at security checkpoints. The 4.8M€ [...]

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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT