EU ministers reach agreement on new anti-terror measures

[JURIST] European Commission [official website] ministers Friday agreed [press release] on implementation of a new counter-terrorism package, including a proposal to amend the Framework Decision on combating terrorism [press release] to criminalize recruitment and training for terrorism, particularly when committed through the Internet. Despite recent criticism [JURIST report] by Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Rapporteur Dick Marty [personal website; JURIST news archive], the Commission said that the measures respect human rights and free speech concerns. AP has more.

EU Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini introduced [JURIST report] the proposed anti-terror measures on behalf of the European Commission last November.

 

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