Thursday, February 20, 2020

Defence & Security News

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

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...
UK defence secretary warns of Russia cyberattack © Dmitry Dzhus

Russian cyberattack could cause “thousands” of UK deaths

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned that Russia could cause multiple thousands of deaths with a cyberattack on Britain's energy supply and infrastructure. Speaking...
Norbert Röttgen © Trevor Good/Stiftung Mercator

German MPs demand halt on Turkish tank deal

German MPs have called for a halt on a tank deal after it was revealed that Turkey is using its German-made tanks in an...
Call for British armed forces investments to match Russia

Call for British armed forces investments to combat Russia

A speech from General Sir Nick Carter will announce that British armed forces are at risk of falling behind Russia, if no further investments...
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...

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