New European communication from the Commission on the EU Security Union Strategy (Brussels, 24 July 2020).
The document highlights that ‘’Trafficking in cultural goods has also become one of the most lucrative criminal activities, a source of funding for terrorists as well as organised crime and it is on the rise. Steps should be explored to improve the online and offline traceability of cultural goods in the internal market and cooperation with third countries where cultural goods are looted as well as providing active support to law enforcement and academic communities.’’
The Commission wants the presented EU security strategy to serve as a basis for cooperation and joint action on security in the next five years.
The full text is available here.