In the wake of the Brussels bombings, security authorities in Europe were criticized for not sharing information about possible terror attacks. Bernd Riegert asked EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove if that criticism is justified.
Chancellor Merkel has called for the deployment of anti-terror troops in Africa’s troubled Sahel region. European and African leaders met for talks outside Paris to discuss plans to battle the growing jihadi threat.
The European Union has agreed to implement stricter rules on exchange platforms that deal with virtual currencies, including bitcoin. The measure is part of an effort to prevent terrorist financing and money laundering.
The proposed service would allow border guards and police to simultaneously search multiple systems across the EU to verify identity documents. EU officials hope part of the system will become operational next year.
The Israeli premier has claimed that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital "makes peace possible." The EU has criticized Washington's unilateral recognition, saying it undermines a political solution to the conflict.
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