Sunday, June 16, 2019

Defence & Security News

Government Europa brings you the latest EU Defence & Security News from across the field of European Government Policy.

An A400M military transport plane © Airwolfhound

Airbus loses further €1.3bn on A400M military transport plane

Airbus has announced further losses of €1.3bn in its A400M military transport plane project, despite reporting better than expected profits for 2017. The A400M military...
Meeting of NATO ministers of defence wraps up © U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence wraps up

Following the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence that took place this week (14-15 February), Government Europa highlights the most important meetings, discussions and...
UK accuses Russia of NotPetya ransomware attack

UK accuses Russia of NotPetya ransomware attack

The UK government has publicly accused the Russian military of carrying out the malicious NotPetya ransomware attack that spread across Europe last year. Publicly accusing...
Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos promotes co-operation with Albania © Plamen Stoimenov (EU2018BG)

EU border agency agrees co-operation with Albania

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency has initialled a draft agreement for operational co-operation with Albania. The agreement will allow the agency to be...
Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip © Aron Urb (EU2017EE)

EU welcomes ban on unjustified geoblocking

The European Parliament has voted to end unjustified geoblocking, the process by which retailers refuse to sell to consumers from other member states. Through geoblocking,...
GDPR threatens WHOIS internet security protocol

GDPR could threaten vital internet security protocol

Cybersecurity experts have warned that the EU’s incoming general data protection regulation (GDPR) could conflict with a fundamental protocol which identifies internet users. The GDPR...
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North Korea buying military equipment through Berlin embassy

Germany’s head of intelligence, Hans-Georg Maaßen, has warned that North Korea has been acquiring military equipment through its Berlin embassy. Maaßen is president of the...
Commissioner Johannes Hahn announced aid for East Jerusalem © Toms Norde, Valsts kanceleja

EU announces €42.5m in aid for East Jerusalem

The EU has announced €42.5m in funding to support socio-economic rejuvenation in East Jerusalem, Palestine. The assistance package will deliver substantial support to East Jerusalem,...
Christos Stylianides © European Union/Jean-Luc Flemal

EU increases aid funding to Afghan refugees

The European Commission has announced it will allocate €37.5m in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. The additional funds will be allocated to help...
President Donald Trump © Gage Skidmore

EU “stands ready” for trade war with US

The EU has warned that it is ready to enter a trade war with the United States in response to comments by US President...

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