Thursday 13 November 2008

Nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical (NRBC) threats database to be created in the European Union

According to a document issued on 11 November 2008 and forwarded to COREPER, the European Union is going to create a special database to track terrorist threats. Therefore, the Council of the European Union will invite
EUROPOL, with the support of the European Commission, to develop and to host in the European Bomb Data System (EBDS) the European NRBC database in which to gather and centralise technical information on NRBC terrorism-related events and NRBC products and materials which may be used with malicious intent.
This can be seen as part of the Commission's counter-terrorism package launched one year ago.