Stopping terrorists from using homemade explosives
Plans to update and tighten rules on the use and sale of chemicals that could be used to make homemade explosives, will be put to the vote on Tuesday.
Approximately 40% of terrorist attacks in the EU between 2015 and 2017 used homemade explosives, demonstrating clear gaps in the current rules. The new law to be put to the vote on Tuesday, already agreed Parliament and Council negotiators, will close these gaps by adding new chemicals to the list of banned substances, and by establishing clearer licensing and screening systems for the sale of dangerous chemicals. The new rules will also fully apply to online sales of dangerous chemicals.
Procedure: ordinary legislative procedure
Vote: Tuesday, 16 April