Statewatch article: RefNo# 37098
EU: Council of the European Union: Renewed European Union Internal Security Strategy and Counter-Terrorism Implementation Paper: second half of 2016
Statewatch News Online, September 2016
"The current document aims at providing a comprehensive overview of actions from the first half of 2016 which are still to be implemented as well as new actions for the second half of 2016. Its annex II gives an overview of the Working Parties and the objectives that are planned to be carried out under the SK Presidency in the second half of 2016....

The present implementation paper contains also an important new annex I which provides an overview of the most relevant counter-terrorism actions that have been agreed by the Council, either politically or legally. In this way, the implementation paper incorporates the so-called master document on counter-terrorism, on the development of which COSI agreed on 18 April 2016. This annex was prepared by the Presidency in close cooperation with the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (EU CTC)."

The Annex contains the objective of: "Implementation of the security aspects of the hotspots" and:

"Ensure coordination between the relevant OAPs [Operational Action Plans] and the European Agenda on Migration as well as with recent developments in the migratory field."

Also: "Objective: debate ways of further improving cooperation between the agencies, in particular Europol and Eurojust and assess remaining obstacles for Europol and Frontex, inter alia as regards direct access to SIS II."

And: "The Presidency will continue the activity of the informal policy group on data retention within the EU."

See the full text: Renewed European Union Internal Security Strategy and Counter-Terrorism Implementation Paper: second half of 2016 (LIMITE doc no: 11001-16,pdf)

For background see: EU: Internal security: "common risk indicators", internet monitoring, a European police register, entry bans and more (Statewatch database)

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