Federica Mogherini, High Representative of  EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Luxembourg where the meeting focused on  a system to keep out migrants who do not qualify for asylum. Photograph: Julien Warnand/ EPA

The European Union pledged on Thursday to step up deportation of illegal migrants. As EU justice and home affairs ministers signed off on new plans to(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. There have been reports of one prospective politician telling a youth wing meeting of Rutte’s Liberal party that he feared “beheadings” on the streets. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

It should be reassuring for all of Europe when the national counter-terrorism co-ordinator for the Netherlands takes the unusual step of saying public(...)

Migrants  paddling a rubber dinghy towards a  beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year. The figure was disclosed by the hea(...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti station in central Budapest after it was closed to them  on September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Europe for me is and always has been a community of values. This is something of which we should be proud. We have the highest asylum standards in the(...)

The Deutsche Bank logo is seen at the bank’s headquarters in London. Photograph:Toby Melville/Reuters

Frankfurt prosecutors have indicted seven current and one former employee of Deutsche Bank for conspiring to evade tax in the trading of carbon emissi(...)

Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh said people in Britain need to be made aware of the potential consequences of an exit from the European Union. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

People in Britain need to be made aware of the potential consequences of an exit from the European Union of which they are not aware, including the po(...)

Patricia Arquette as Mary Aiken in the new TV series CSI: Cyber, which is ‘an incredible platform to educate and inform’ viewers about the role of digital forensics, according to Aiken

“Criminals will do things online because there’s a perception that nobody’s in charge. And guess what? That’s because nobody’s in charge . . . No wond(...)

European commissioner  Dimitris Avramopoulos: “EU citizens expect us to trust each other, to share information and to work effectively together to co-ordinate concrete actions”

The European Commission has vowed to step up co-operation between member states and EU agencies in an effort to combat terrorism as it launches a ne(...)

Lawyers, privacy activists, academics and other experts meet to discuss issues around digital privacy at the inaugural Digital Rights Europe conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Thinkstock

Social media is increasingly being used by police authorities and citizens are essentially being used as tools to enable their own surveillance, a con(...)

Europol contacted the  the Garda Paedophile Investigations Unit in December 2014 to raise concerns.

A six-year-old boy from Co Tipperary has been taken into the care of the Child and Family Agency following a Europol investigation into child pornogra(...)