Europe

Entry into force of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Strasbourg, France, 1 August 2014 – With the entry into force of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence of the Council of Europe, on 1 August 2014, the European Union takes a leading role to … More

Italy takes on EU presidency with a pledge to be closer to citizens and to foster economic growth

Paris, July 2014 – Following the European parliamentary elections of May 2014 and in view of the renewal of the European Commission at the end of the year, the Trio (Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg) that takes the presidency of the … More

Open letter from Efus members to the representatives of the European institutions

Efus (European Forum for Urban Security) General Assembly of local authorities met in Karlsruhe (Germany) on 13 May and published an open letter to the representatives of European institutions presenting their needs and expectations regarding future Justice and Security policies. Karlsruhe, 13 … More

Guilherme Pinto, President of Efus, advocates the role of local authorities in EU security policies to the EU Committee of the Regions

Brussels, 7 April 2014 ­– Guilherme Pinto, President of Efus, advocated the role of local and regional authorities in EU security policies during a conference on 7 February in Brussels as part of the “structured dialogue” proposed by the Committee … More

Greece takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union at a critical moment

Paris, January 2014 – On 1 January 2014 Greece took on the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the fifth time since its accession to the European Community in 1981. It so happened that Greece’s “turn” … More

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