Policies

Malta assumes the EU presidency with a pledge to “rEUnite”

Paris, January 2017 – On 1 January, Malta became the smallest EU Member State ever to take the rotating, six-month presidency of the European Council at a time when the Union is facing daunting political challenges posed by the refugee … More

A step forward in promoting legality in Emilia Romagna

Bologna, Italy, November 2016 – As Italy strives to curb the Mafia economy and promote legality, the Emilia Romagna Region has recently made a significant contribution by producing a framework document summarising all the regional measures that can be used … More

“We hope to benefit from the exchange of innovative solutions and best practices ” Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne

Why did you choose to join the European Forum for Urban Security? Henriette Reker: Cologne’s accession to Efus and the German Forum DEFUS is very much in line with the development of our security policy. Urban security and safety in … More

Local and regional elected officials from 28 countries united against violent extremism

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 10 November 2016 – One hundred and thirty-one local elected officials and representatives of local authorities from 28 European countries gathered in Rotterdam for the Summit of Mayors for the “Alliance of European cities against violent extremism”, on … More

Efus at the annual meeting of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs

Brussels, November 2016 – Efus took part in the 11th annual meeting of the European Union’s Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF), a consultative group gathering representatives of civil society tasked with informing the EU’s policies on drugs, on 7-8 … More