Monday, September 16, 2019

Defence & Security News

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

Turkish military move in on Kurdish territory Afrin, Syria

Turkish military move in on Kurdish territory Afrin, Syria

Ground troops from Turkey's military have crossed over into northern Syria in efforts to eject Kurdish militia – considered by Turkey as a terrorist...
Cecilia Malmström © Dutch Government/Valerie Kuypers

Developing countries benefit most from EU trade scheme

A report by the European Commission and the European External Action Service shows how developing economies benefit from the EU’s duty-rebate schemes. The EU introduced...
Kenneth Roth (left) © Minister-president Rutte

Human Rights Watch condemns European populism

In its World Report 2018, published today, Human Rights Watch (HRW) strongly criticises populism and authoritarian agendas in Europe. The organisation monitors human rights practices...
Calais © James West

UK to fund more Calais border security

The UK government has agreed to contribute an additional £44.5m (~€50.4m) to strengthen border security at the port of Calais, France. The agreement was one...
Emmanuel Macron © EU2017EE

Macron visits Calais ahead of migration talks

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Calais today, in advance of a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss migration. The president announced...
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan © Presidencia de la República Mexicana

Erdoğan condemns new US force in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticised a new US plan to send forces to protect territory in Syria. On Sunday, the US announced plans...
© Jess Hurd/Global Justice Now

Reduce net migration target, urge UK MPs

A group of MPs has pressed the UK government to lower its target of reducing net migration to the tens of thousands. Currently, annual net...
Federica Mogherini © Raul Mee (EU2017EE)

EU adopts new Iraq strategy

The European Commission has today adopted a joint communication which proposes a new EU strategy for Iraq. The proposal details the EU’s current support efforts...
Věra Jourová © Annika Haas

Commission to discuss illegal online content

Five European Commissioners will meet in Brussels tomorrow to discuss the efforts being made by representatives of online platforms to tackle the spread of...
Latvia orders two Leonardo AW119Kx

Latvia orders two Leonardo AW119Kx

Latvia has signed a contract for two AW119Kx helicopters plus the option for an additional unit, customised configuration and aircrew/maintenance technician training services. The helicopters will...

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