Migration and Home Affairs

Security Union: Commission accelerates measures to prevent radicalisation and the cyber threat

Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Today, the European Commission presents the 8th report on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, calling for an acceleration of the ongoing work to enhance the security of EU citizens. As set out in the European Council Conclusions of 22-23 June, recent attacks have once again highlighted the need to intensify the joint efforts at EU level to effectively fight terrorism, hatred and violent extremism. Against this backdrop, the Commission today outlines measures taken at EU level to counter radicalisation, fight terrorism and crime and their financing and tackle the cyber threat as well as reporting on the next steps towards interoperability of information systems.

First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: "Europe must face up to security challenges and terrorist threats together, with new action at EU level and an acceleration of our ongoing work to protect our citizens. With the backing of national leaders, the Commission has reviewed today what has been done so far, notably in fighting radicalisation and terrorist financing. We are also proposing additional measures to keep Europe safe, like making sure our EU security databases can work better together and improving our response to cyberattacks."

For more information:

  • IP/17/1789: Security Union: Commission accelerates measures to prevent radicalisation and the cyber threat
  • Factsheet: A Europe that protects