×
ECR

Parliament adopts new plan to help Member States deal with terror threat

12 December 2018

Parliament adopts new plan to help Member States deal with terror threat

The European Parliament’s has today adopted a final report from the Special Committee on Terrorism that includes a series of recommendations aimed at better supporting Member States in the fight against terrorism. ECR Flemish MEP Helga Stevens co-authored the Parliament’s report that was drafted following extensive research and contacts with police and intelligence services across Europe.

Speaking after the vote, Stevens said: “The terrorist attacks in the centre of Strasbourg, yesterday evening, highlight the imminent threat and absolute urgency of dealing better with this sad new reality. Today our report has been put to the vote in the same city, the seat of the European Parliament.

“Many innovative ideas have been proposed, such as the EU black list for hate preachers, allowing people renting cars to be cross-checked against police databases, and including private planes under the PNR Directive.


Within the adopted text, the committee presented its vision of a more coordinated security policy that covers a range of policy areas as well as looking at what could be done at EU level to help tackle the terror threat. Among their proposals, they recommended:

  • Creating an EU watch list of radical preachers;
  • Stronger monitoring to ensure harmonised security and judicial prosecution of identified ‘returning fighters’ to Europe;
  • precluding convicted terrorist offenders from being granted asylum;
  • Anti-radicalisation measures, such as programmes for prisons, education and campaigns;
  • Strengthening EU’s external borders and proper checks at all border crossings using all relevant databases;
  • call for continuity of EU-UK cooperation and information exchange;
  • Restricting knife-carrying and banning particularly harmful knives;
  • Inclusion of private planes under the PNR Directive;
  • European system of licences for specialised buyers of explosive precursors;
  • Urgent need for a common definition of ‘victim of terrorism’ at EU level;
  • Commission asked to create an EU Coordination Centre of victims of terrorism (CCVT) to provide crisis support and assistance in cases of attacks;
  • use the European Solidarity Fund to compensate victims of large-scale terror attacks;

Stevens continued:

“We are recommending also best practices, such as the local anti-radicalisation cells introduced in Belgium. And we put the victims at the forefront, by asking for medical costs to be automatically pre-paid after an attack and smoother insurance procedures. These are just a few examples from the comprehensive and poignant report.”

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

5 hours ago

Deeper #EU-#US ties would be a positive thing: Setting global standards; and a joint approach to #China. But we ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

11 hours ago

"If the #EU is to survive & ensure the trust & cooperation of Member States, then it needs to identify & accept the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

#NordStream2 is a political project that is striking at European solidarity. It should be stopped. We should do eve… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

The behavior of #BigTech towards #Australia has been shocking. Who is gatekeeping who, here? Are we gatekeeping Big… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

The major challenge in #EastAfrica is long-term food stability. The region should not only rely on external help;… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

There are some pockets of progress in #EastAfrica, but we've had enough @Europarl_EN urgencies of late on this regi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

This Friday | 18:00 CET our #FutureOfEurope Tour reaches Bucharest 🇷🇴 Join us. It's time to #ResetEU. #CoFoEtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

Platforms will run every submitted message through their algorithm mill, resulting in politically correct… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

#Socialmedia is both a source of entertainment and knowledge that can be manipulated and censored. But, we should… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

2 days ago

The adoption of the #EMFAF is a win for #EU fishing, particularly for the small-scale inshore sector. The €6.1bn d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2020. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group