Europe

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

New EU programmes for the period 2014-2020: Adoption of the the ”Justice Programme” and the ”Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme”

Paris, January 2014 – The European Parliament and the Council adopted in December 2013 the ”Justice Programme” and the ”Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme”. Both programmes, which are managed by the Directorate General Justice of the European Commission, will offer … More

2013 European Crime Prevention Award goes to Sweden

Sweden won the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) for its project of ‘Relationship violence centre‘, which aims for better involvement of victims in the law enforcement process of the police and the prosecutor.  The Relationship … More

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