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Internal Security Strategy for the EU - Priorities; Timothy Kirkhope MEP

8 April 2015

"Regional conflicts, increases in home grown terrorism and ISIS, and more diverse and technologically sophisticated and well-funded organised criminal groups mean that the EU's next internal Security Strategy is critical in ensuring the EU's citizens and its infrastructure are protected."


Ensuring the security of EU citizens is something which needs to be a priority at local, national, EU, and global level. The EU’s Internal Security Strategy needs to reflect the international nature of modern criminality. Therefore, a dynamic internal response is necessary to meet the modern challenges we face.

Importantly, the new EU Internal Security Strategy must be based upon the founding principles of subsidiarity, proportionality, necessity and the respect for the rule of law, democracy, fundamental rights and national criminal legal systems.

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