88th Edition - April 2012

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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner to Welcome Delegates at ASIS Europe 2012

 

Register now for ASIS Europe 2012!

  

CSO Roundtable Education Events Offer Executives Insights into Complex Challenges

 

ASIS 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits - 10-13 September 2012 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

 

Be a Speaker at ASIS Middle East 2013!

 

Register to Attend ASIS Certification Reviews Prior to Seminar

 

New Data Protection Rules Will Be 'Hugely Beneficial' to SMEs

 

Develop Your Business Acumen at the ASIS/IE Business School Executive Education Programme - 4-7 June 2012 - Madrid, Spain

 

European Cybercrime Centre to Be Established at Europol

 

MEPs Vow to 'Bury' ACTA by Summer

 

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012 and ASIS Middle East 2013

 

MEPs Give Green Light to Passenger Data Deal With the US

 

Gain Recognition for your Successful Public-Private Partnerships - Apply for the Simeone Award

 

Procure Secure: ENISA's New Guide for Monitoring Cloud Computing Contracts

 

Young Professionals - Share Your Achievements

 

Commission Fosters Confiscation of Mafia Assets

 

Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups

 

Facing Schengen Expulsion, Greece Locks Up Immigrants

 

Member States Extend Mandate of EU Naval Task Force

 

Tougher Rules to Combat Arms Trafficking

 

Global Agenda

 

Professional Development

 

Chapter and Certification Events

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a1Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner to Welcome Delegates at ASIS Europe 2012

 

ASIS has announced that Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner in London, will welcome delegates at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition on Monday 16 April 2012. The event is set to take place in London on 15-17 April 2012.

 

Mr Hogan-Howe was announced as Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner on 12 September 2011.

 

After four years working in the health service, he joined South Yorkshire Police aged 22. He worked across the South Yorkshire area in uniform, CID, traffic and personnel. During this time he policed Doncaster's mining community during the miners' strikes.

 

In 1997, he joined Merseyside Police as ACC Community Affairs before taking responsibility for Area Operations in 1999. He was Gold Commander during the national Petrol Disputes of 2000/2001.

 

Mr Hogan-Howe joined the Metropolitan Police Service as Assistant Commissioner in July 2001, with responsibility for Human Resources. During this time he helped the Metropolitan Police to attain 20% growth, reaching 30,000 officers, the largest ever in the history of the Metropolitan Police.

 

He re-joined Merseyside Police in 2004 on appointment to Chief Constable, where he introduced the force Total Policing model focussing on crime, victims and professionalism. This approach led to crime reducing by a third, a 26% reduction in anti-social behaviour and the highest level of criminal asset recovery outside of London (more than £20 million over 3 years).

 

In October 2009 he was appointed Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary with responsibility for the London and National Office. This included inspections of the MPS, City, BTP, SOCA and PSNI. He was also lead HMI on thematic areas of policing such as the Olympics, counter terrorism and serious organised crime. Since January 2011 he has led the review of the national domestic extremism units.

 

He has vast experience in crime investigation and strategic leadership of major public events, public disorder and organised crime, particularly involving the use of firearms.

 

On 25th July 2011 Bernard became the Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, and is Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service since 12 September 2011.

 

The ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition is expected to attract around 500 senior security executives from all over Europe and the world.

 

The event will kick off on Sunday 15 April with a reception for first time attendees and new members. It will continue on 16 and 17 April with 44 high-level educational sessions divided over 4 parallel tracks. Featured speakers are:

  • James Brokenshire MP, UK Minister for Crime and Security
  • Sir Ian Andrews, Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
  • Stephen Cooper OBE, Head of Security for the Olympic Park and Village
  • Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police
  • Adrian Kendry, Senior Defence Economist and Head of Defence and Security Economics, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO HQ 
  • Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Patron of ASIS UK Chapter 208

The ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition will also feature sessions dedicated to Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International, an enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services, and unrivalled networking opportunities at the President's Reception, business lunches and networking breaks.

 

The event will be closed by a spectacular reception at the House of Lords, organised by the ASIS UK Chapter and hosted by Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond.

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a2Register Now for ASIS Europe 2012!

Register now to attend the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition that will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012 and join more than 500 colleagues who will gather on the occasion of this event.

 

Programme highlights: 

 

Professor Martin Gill, Director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International, UK

  • Diplomatic Security - Exercising Duty of Care in a Strange New World - Mike Croll, Head of Field Security, European External Action Service European Union, Belgium
  • Olympic Terrorism Concerns - Past & Present - Glenn Schoen, Executive Advisor, G4S Risk Advisory, The Netherlands
  • The Case for Converged Security - Volker Wagner, Senior Vice President Group Business Security, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany; Martin Smith, Chairman & Founder, The Security Company (International) Ltd, UK; and Mark Brown, Groups CISO, SABMiller, U
  • Security in the Future: the Positive Business Differentiator -Professor Martin Gill, Director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International, UK

Why attend? 

  • Gain new perspectives and expert insights on a wide range of security topics
  • Connect with both public and private sector leaders from Europe and the rest of the world.
  • See the latest technologies, products, and services on the market.
  • Integrate proven best practices into your enterprise security plan.
  • Apply horizontal learning: Use examples, lessons learnt and case studies presented by security professionals who work in very diverse sectors and geographies and apply them to your own situation.
  • Certification credits and CPD points

 Who should attend?

  • Security management professionals
  • Corporate executives in IT, supply chain management, strategic planning, and human resources
  • Representatives from companies providing security solutions
  • Law enforcement and fire protection professionals
  • Facility management professionals
  • Intelligence services and military personnel
  • Government officials (Justice and Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence)
  • Academics
  • Consultants, vendors, and architects

Register now and get access to 44 high-level educational sessions divided over four parallel tracks, networking events and the exhibition. Details will be made available on the website soon. New this year: exhibition-only tickets are available for purchase.

Click here to see the Conference Programme.
 

 

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Regular Rate

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 € 950

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 € 1,150

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Group Rate

Partner Organisations Rate

President's Reception

Exhibition Only

 

 

 € 610

 € 880

 € 995

 € 130

 € 30 per day (includes coffee breaks)

 
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Recertification Credits / CPD Points

Earn up to 13 Recertification Credits
As an ASIS-board cetified practitioner, you can earn up to 13 recertification CPEs by attending the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition. Imagine the combined value and convenience of attending professional development programming, networking with peers, and seeing first-hand demonstrations of the industry's most innovative products and services offerings at one event. If you are a CPP, PCI, or PSP, earning your required credits has never been easier or more affordable.

  •  Those who register for the full two-day conference can claim thirteen (13) CPE credits.
  • Those who register for a single-day conference can claim seven (7) CPE credits
  • Those who register as Exhibits-only can claim three (3) CPE credtis (copy of the name badge is required as form of documentation)
  • Speakers can claim three (3) CPE credits per instructional hour (50 minutes)

Security Institute CPD Points
Security Institute members and those professionals who have joined their CPD scheme, can claim the following credits for attending the educational sessions at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition

  • Those who register for a single-day 1 conference can claim twelve (12) CPD points
  • Those who register for a single-day 2 conference can claim ten (10) CPD points
  • Those who register for the full two-day conference can claim twenty two (22) CPD points


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a5CSO Roundtable Education Events Offer Executives Insights into Complex Challenges

 

The mission of the CSO Roundtable is to support the development of senior-security executives through peer networking, education, and custom information resources. Throughout 2012, the CSO Roundtable will host education and networking programmes in which C-suite Executives and faculty from the Wharton School of Business join Senior-Security Executives for discussions on how they

approach a wide range of business risks. Sessions address key issues and challenges faced by senior security leaders each day, such as how the security function integrates into business, protecting intellectual property in a digital world, and the challenges of operating in a global environment..

 

Upcoming events include:

CSO Roundtable Track - ASIS 11th European Security Conference and Exhibition

April 15-17, 2012
London, England

 

CSO Roundtable Fifth Annual Spring Conference
April 25-26, 2012
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center | New York, New York

 

Visit the CSO Roundtable website to determine membership eligibility and to preview upcoming events.

a7ASIS 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits - 10-13 September 2012 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

 

Peers from around the globe will convene in Philadelphia for unmatched education, the latest solutions from 700+ exhibitors, and the best networking in the industry.

 

GETTING THERE - PLAN EARLY

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the United States. Please start early and use the resources below or at the following link to make your arrangements.  Click here.

ASIS 2012 is easily accessible via the Philadelphia International Airport with 120 international daily flights. 

 

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa  Click here.

 

Travel Documents: Visit the U.S. Department of State website and apply early for your visa.

 

Letter of Invitation: Complete the request form.

 

Hotel Reservations: For information on accommodations and reservations, see Hotel and Travel.

 

Register today to attend ASIS 2012-the world's most influential security gathering-and drive your future into the fast lane.

a9Be a Speaker at ASIS Middle East 2013!


The ASIS 4th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition will take place in Dubai, UAE on 17-19 February 2013.

Take advantage of this opportunity to help shape the programme by sharing your knowledge and expertise with security professionals from  around the globe.


Presentation slots are 50 minutes and should include time for Q&A. Only English-language presentations will be accepted.

 

Abstracts on all security related topics are welcome. Particular topics of interest are: oil and gas security, offshore security, critical infrastructure protection, supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security and soft targets protection, intellectual property, maritime piracy, terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, cyber security, investigations, due diligence and global business issues.   

Please note that the deadline for submissions is 11 June 2012.

 

Please click here to submit your proposal.

 

a10Register to Attend ASIS Certification Reviews Prior to Seminar

ASIS will deliver CPP, PCI, and PSP certification classroom reviews in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 7-8 September 2012. If you plan to achieve ASIS board certification later in 2012, make plans to attend one of these programmes in preparation for your examination. These one and a half-day programmes offer step-by-step reviews of the relevant body of knowledge. Attendees leave the review programme understanding areas of strength and weakness, thereby better able to identify and pinpoint specific areas of concentration for further study.

 

Classroom reviews also offer the added benefit of face-to-face interaction and exchange with subject matter experts and industry peers.

 

For details, visit the ASIS website.

a11New Data Protection Rules Will Be 'Hugely Beneficial' to SMEs

Addressing a high-level SME conference on 27 March, Francoise Le Bail, from the Commission, said that plans to streamline existing arrangements could save businesses up to €2bn a year.

Le Bail, Director General of the Commission's Justice DG, said, "We want people to take back control of their personal data."

She was speaking after the Commission launched a review of the data protection Directive in January with the aim being, said Le Bail, to strengthen the protection of individuals while reducing the administrative burden on companies.

The text is expected to go through further changes as it is now being discussed in Parliament and by Member States. It is unlikely a deal will be struck before 2013.

In its proposals, the Commission aims to extend the scope of the Regulation to any processing of personal data regardless of whether the processing takes place within the EU or not.

It also introduces new accountability requirements, such as 'privacy by design' and obligatory impact assessment.

Le Bail pointed out that these new requirements are coupled with reinforced enforcement sanctions, including stiff fines for offenders.

At present, many SMEs complain that EU data protection rules are more of a hindrance than help for growth, the conference was told.

The new rules, said Le Bail, aimed to change this, adding that they will be of particular relevance to any company with an 'online presence', any organisation to whom customers' data is essential to their business, the healthcare sector and airlines.

 

Source: theparliament.com

 

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a13Develop Your Business Acumen at the ASIS/IE Business School Executive Education Programme - 4-7 June 2012 - Madrid, Spain

  

ASIS and the IE Business School will present Effective Management for the Security Professional in Madrid, Spain, June 4-7, 2012. The programme, developed specifically for middle to upper-level security managers, focuses on business fundamentals and the business challenges today's organisations are facing. Participants gain a strategic understanding of the role of security management as an enabler of business success.

 

Visit www.asisonline.org for a programme overview and registration details.

a14European Cybercrime Centre to Be Established at Europol

The European Commission proposed on 28 March the establishment of a new European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol in The Hague, which will become the focal point in the EU's fight against cybercrime. The Centre, which will be operational by 1 January 2013, will pool expertise and information, support criminal investigations and promote EU-wide solutions, while raising awareness of cybercrime issues across the Union.

 

In addition to the analytical and operational support already provided by Europol, the European Cybercrime Centre will serve as the European information hub on cybercrime, developing cutting edge digital forensic capabilities to support investigations in the EU and building capacity to combat cybercrime through training, awareness raising and delivering best practice on cybercrime investigations. In addition, the Centre will build a community of experts from all sectors of society to combat and prevent cybercrime and online child sexual abuse.

 

With so much of our everyday communication and commercial activity now taking place via the Internet, the threat from cybercrime is increasing, targeting citizens, businesses and governments at a rapidly growing rate. The EU in particular is a key target because of its advanced Internet infrastructure and increasingly Internet-based economies and payment systems.


Source:
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a15MEPs Vow to 'Bury' ACTA by Summer

The Socialist and Green groups in the European Parliament vowed to "bury" the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement by the summer, before the European Court of Justice would have the chance to issue a verdict.

 

The Parliament's International Trade Committee decided on 27 March by a strong majority not to refer ACTA to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

 

The European Commission last month referred ACTA to the EU's Highest Court to seek a ruling on whether ACTA is incompatible with the Union's fundamental rights - such as freedom of expression and information, and protections of personal information and intellectual property.

 

Pro-ACTA lobbyists said that referring ACTA to the court was a setback since a ruling could take one to  two years. But the representatives of the federations protecting copyrights made it plain that they intended to use the time available to explain "what is in and what is not in" the treaty.

 

"The decision not to ask for legal advice from the Court of Justice is the first sign that this Parliament is ready to reject ACTA,". Bernd Lange, the Socialists and Democrats trade spokesman, was quoted as saying.

 

Lange said the political group would hold a public debate on 12 April and that rapporteur David Martin will present his draft report on 26 April. "After that, we will very soon have the chance to vote it in the plenary. ACTA will probably be buried before the summer," Lange said.


Source: Euractiv

 

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a16Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012 and ASIS Middle East 2013

 

 

 

Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition and of the ASIS Middle East Security Forum & Exhibition offers you a great opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, and services among key decision makers in these regions.

Review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities:

Identify the one that is most in line with your marketing strategy and budget, or contact us to shape a tailored package that best suits your company's needs.

For further information on the Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition, please contact: ASIS International EMEA Bureau - Tel: +32 2 645 26 74 - Fax: +32 2 645 26 71 -
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For further information on the Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition, please contact: ASIS International Asia-Pacific Bureau - Tel: +61 2 8211 2712 - Fax: +61 2 8211 0555 -asiapacific@asisonline.org

 

a17MEPs Give Green Light to Passenger Data Deal With the US

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties has given the green light to a controversial data transfer deal with the United States, the so-called passenger name register (PNR) agreement.

 

The deal was approved by a vote of 31-23 with one abstention. Some MEPs who voted against stressed that data protection safeguards foreseen in the agreement do not meet EU standards.

 

In a debate on 23 March, a number of MEPs said it was better to have an agreement, even if not entirely satisfactory, than to have no agreement at all.

 

"The result of the vote shows clearly that there are very strong reservations against this agreement," said Sophie in 't Veld, the Dutch MEP in charge of the dossier. However, the MEP pointed out that a "no" vote would have triggered the suspension of visa-free travel for Europeans to the United States.

 

The Dutch MEP stressed it was highly regrettable that the fundamental rights of EU citizens had been bargained away under pressure.

 

Under the new agreement, PNR data would be accessed and retained for up to five years. But the information would still be held for a further 15 years before being fully "anonymised."

 

This is in line with what Member States agreed in December, despite reluctance from Germany. 

 

Parliament is scheduled to vote on the deal at its 19 April Plenary Session. If legislators reject the 2011 PNR agreement, the 2007 provisional deal would continue to apply until it expires in July 2014.

 

Source: Euractiv 

 

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a18Gain Recognition for your Successful Public-Private Partnerships - Apply for the Simeone Award

The Matthew Simeone ASIS Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence recognises outstanding achievement by members of an ASIS chapter in the advocacy, development, implementation, and practice of public private cooperation for public safety. Commencing in 2011, the award showcases an ASIS chapter's law enforcement - private security partnership to address crime prevention, antiterrorism, public safety issues and other difficult challenges.

 

ASIS chapters that work with public private partnerships (P3s) are invited to apply. Sharing your success with the members of the ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Council (LELC) extends the reach of your efforts, giving others an example to follow in tackling issues that can best be solved by private and public agencies working together.

 

Applications for the award will be accepted from April 20-May 18, 2012. Download an information presentation and learn more about the award on the ASIS Foundation's website.

a19Procure Secure: ENISA's New Guide for Monitoring Cloud Computing Contracts

Procurement of cloud computing services is an increasingly important task for Governments and businesses across the EU - and information security is a key pain-point.

 

To help solve this problem, the EU's cyber security agency, ENISA launched on 2 April a new, practical guide for IT procurement teams, focusing on continuous security monitoring throughout the life-cycle of a cloud contract.

 

The publication builds on groundwork done by ENISA in 2009, when the Agency produced an assurance framework and tool for IT teams to assess the security of service providers before making a decision to move to the cloud. ENISA now goes one step further, with a follow-up guide detailing how to monitor the security of cloud services throughout the project life-cycle.  The new guide focuses on public procurement, which accounts for nearly 20% of the EU's gross domestic product, around 2.2 trillion euro (Eurostat figures from 2009).

 

Professor  Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA comments:

"Europe's citizens trust public and private sector bodies to keep our data secure. With ever more organisations moving to cloud computing, ENISA's new guidance is well-timed to help give direction in what is, for many buyers, a completely new area."

 

A recent ENISA survey on Service Level Agreements, (SLAs) showed that many IT officers in public sector organisations hardly receive any feedback on important security factors, such as service availability, or software vulnerabilities. The Procure Secure guide helps customers to prepare for monitoring security on an ongoing basis. "ENISA's guide emphasises the use of continuous security monitoring, in addition to certification and accreditation processes," says Dr Giles Hogben, editor of the report.

 

Source: European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

 

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a20Young Professionals - Share Your Achievements

Have you recently achieve ASIS certification, been appointed to a new position, or been recognised for a special professional achievement? Please visit the ASIS Young Professionals Web page to share your news with other young professionals around the globe. A new area of the Young Professionals website - YPs On The Move - is dedicated to communicating special achievements of you professionals. Visit www.asisonline.org/yp to learn more about this new feature and how you can get involved in the group.

a21Commission Fosters Confiscation of Mafia Assets

The European Commission published on 12 March a legislative proposal to make more effective the tools for freezing, managing and confiscating assets from organised crime and mafia across the EU.

 

Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced that the proposed Directive would simplify existing rules and fill gaps that have benefited criminals until now. It would also open the door for non-conviction-based confiscation.

 

She admitted that rules differed too much from one EU country to another, and for now, little was confiscated compared to the huge amounts of criminal profits.

 

Money from criminal activities was invested in gold, yachts, racing horses and fancy cars, Malmström said. That money needed to return to the legal economy, she said.

 

The Commissioner insisted that such an initiative was even more important in times of crisis, as the money could be invested in welfare sectors, health care, schools or could have been returned to victims.

 

What appears as the main novelty in the legislative proposal is for non-conviction-based confiscation, applying in the following cases:

  • Assets which are not linked to a specific crime, but clearly result from similar criminal activity (extended confiscation);
  • Assets transferred by the criminal to a third party who should have realised that they were derived from criminal activity;
  • When the suspect is deceased, permanently ill or has fled;
  • Allowing law enforcement authorities to freeze assets that risk disappearing.

 Source: Euractiv 

 
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a22Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups

Go online to catch-up on the latest education programmes and networking opportunities offered by the ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals groups.

a23Facing Schengen Expulsion, Greece Locks Up Immigrants

To avoid being expelled from the EU border-free Schengen area, Greece is accelerating construction of prison-style asylum centres, putting it at odds with court rulings in other countries that asylum seekers shouldn't be treated as prisoners. Greek authorities defend the plans, citing similar facilities in France and Spain.

 

Michalis Chrisochoidis, minister of Citizen Protection, warned on 26 March that Greece faces expulsion from Schengen if the country fails to manage illegal immigration by June when an EU evaluation team is expected.

 

Greece has had problems sealing its coasts as well as a 130-km are on the Turkish border, leading to pressure for a clampdown on immigration traffic. Greek authorities have reported that some 90% of illegal immigrants in the EU enter through Greece, many fleeing unrest and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

 

Courts in several other EU countries have ruled that Greece is not complying with minimum standards of treatment for asylum seekers. As a result, illegal migrants who reach these countries cannot be returned to Greece - the point of entry - as would normally be the case under EU law.

 

Schengen countries have the option of imposing temporary border controls under certain conditions, including security threats, as Denmark threatened to do last year claiming threats from illegal immigrants and criminals.

 

Source: Euractiv


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a25Member States Extend Mandate of EU Naval Task Force

The EU naval force counter-piracy mission off the Somalia coast is to be extended.
 

The force, officially called 'Operation Atalanta', will have its mandate extended to December 2014.

At the same time Member States extended its area of operations to include Somali coastal territory and internal waters.

The decision will enable the EU force to work directly with the transitional federal Government and other Somali entities to support their fight against piracy in the coastal areas.

Speaking about the extension of the mandate and area of operations, Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, said, "The extension of the mandate until the end of 2014 confirms the EU's commitment to fighting piracy off the Horn of Africa. Piracy has caused so much misery to the Somali people and to the crews of ships transiting the area and it is right that we continue to move forward in our efforts," added, Potts, who is the Operational Commander of the EU naval force.

It was also announced that the counter piracy force, which normally includes between four to seven warships patrolling the Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa, will now be joined by two new warships of the French navy.

 

Source: theparliament.com

 

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a26Tougher Rules to Combat Arms Trafficking

Through new EU legislation adopted on 8 March by the Council, Europe establishes stronger regulations to effectively fight illegal arms trafficking. It establishes requirements for exports, imports and transit licensing, and makes it easier to track weapons.

 

The illegal firearms' trade generates about €180 million per year globally. This amount reflects only part of the real threat posed by arms trafficking which often involves other serious crimes such as drug trafficking, human trafficking and corruption.

 

Welcoming today's adoption in the Council, Commissioner Malmström said: "Trafficking in firearms is a threat to the security of our citizens and is a lucrative business for organised crime. I am therefore particularly glad that the European Parliament and Council has approved the Commission's proposal to tighten the rules for exports and imports of firearms and to improve traceability. Stronger control of firearms entering or leaving the EU will help us prevent their misuse."

 

To avoid unnecessary administrative burdens, the Regulation sets up simplified procedures for temporary export, import and transit of small numbers of firearms for 'verifiable lawful purposes', such as recreational, repair or exhibition.

 

The new legislation improves the tracing and control of imports and exports of civilian firearms from and to the EU territory (firearms intended for military purposes are governed by other rules). It brings EU legislation in line with Article 10 of the UN Firearms Protocol, allowing its ratification by the European Union which has been pending since 2002.

 

Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Home Affairs

 

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a27Global Agenda

15-17 April 2012 - ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition - London, UK (Register now)

25-26 April 2012 - 22nd New York Security Conference & Expo - New York City, USA   

- Philadelphia, USA

 

3-5 December 2012 - ASIS 6th Asia Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition- Hong Kong, China 

 

17-19 February 2013 - ASIS 4th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition- Dubai, UAE (Call for presentations is now open. Deadline: 11 June 2012)

a28Professional Development

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