EU gives more powers to Europol

EU gives more powers to Europol

World December 4, 2015 13:15

brussels - The European police organization Europol will have more possibilities to form special units soon as a terrorist attack is imminent. The EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs gave the green light for this Friday.

The new rules also give Europol powers to websites that shark seeding or calling people to join terrorist organizations get faster offline. Also from January 1, the European anti-terrorism center operates.

The Hague-based Europol, the Member States as ministers can now " maximum services " will offer in the fight against terrorism and transnational crime. An independent regulator should ensure adequate protection of personal data. There will also be a complaints procedure for aggrieved citizens.

" It is very important to take action against shark sow Internet ", said Minister Ard van der Steur (Security and Justice) on the measures. " I think it's good that proper arrangements are made at European level on how to get rid of propaganda and hate speech on the Internet. "

" I 've noticed that there are still quite a few companies in the Netherlands who are willing to participate in them ", according to the minister. " Because they themselves see that it harms their reputation as a company if they are a channel for terrorist or extremist or jihadist information that attacks might be possible. "

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