Thursday

29th Sep 2016

Ticker

MEPs back EU counter-terrorism bill

MEPs in the civil liberties committee backed a new counter-terrorism bill and will now start negotiations with the Council, representing member states, and EU commission. The bill makes it a crime to "travel abroad for terrorist purposes". Training, inciting or financing terrorist activities are also crimes. Critics say the proposal failed to define terrorism and support for its victims. They also note travel should not have been made a crime.

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