European Commission’s new Security Union Strategy 2020-2025
Europeans today face a constantly changing security landscape. Terrorism, organised crime, the drugs trade and human trafficking continue as direct threats to citizens and our European way of life. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened new avenues for cybercriminals and has rendered people more susceptible to violent extremist discourses online. It has further shown the need to protect, both in the physical and digital environments.
Member States cannot address these threats effectively acting on their own. This is why at European level we need to build the tools, infrastructure and environment in which national authorities can and do work together effectively to tackle shared challenges.
The new Security Union Strategy 2020-2025 replaces the previous security strategy set out in the European Agenda on Security (2015-2020).