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To increase transparency and respond to the latest technological developments, MEPs voted on 19 April in favour of an update of EU legislation on money laundering and terrorism financing.
Stopping terrorism requires tackling issues such as foreign fighters, border controls and cutting off funds. Learn about the EU’s counter terrorism policies.
The EU might spend money on defence for the first time ever. MEPs are ready to start talks with member states on plans to support the joint development and acquisition of military equipment.
To combat terrorism financing, MEPs are zeroing in on money laundering and organised crime. Discover the concrete measures proposed by Javier Nart in our interview.
Schengen, the EU's passport-free travel area, covers 26 countries. Read on to learn which countries are members and who is likely to join next.
EU export controls are being revamped to ensure European goods and technologies, such as cyber-surveillance tools, cannot be used for human rights violations.
Twenty-five EU countries legally formalised their commitment to European defence integration on 11 December. This is something the European Parliament has been pushing for for years.
Tackling the funding of terrorist groups remains critical, even with Islamic State losing most of its territories.
To strengthen security the EU is putting into place a new entry and exit registration system at the Schengen zone's external borders. Watch our video for more.
The European Parliament wants to ban substances suspected of being harmful and have a faster early warning system.
Faced with an unpredictable world, the EU is keen to boost defence in Europe. Discover how Parliament is helping to deliver on security.
The vast majority of Europeans want the EU to do more to fight terrorism, according to the latest Eurobarometer poll.