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    European Commission Proposes Financing Anti-Terror Efforts

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    Terrorism Threat in Europe (269)

    The European Commission proposed financing struggle against terrorism and could discuss this issue in spring, the commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "The [European] Commission has come up with the proposal to finance the fight against terrorism. And this is something we will be working on during the spring," Juncker told reporters.

    He added that counterterrorism efforts and money laundering problem required a shared approach of EU member states.

    "During the spring months we will present a proposal to combat the financing of terrorism," Juncker said at the press conference.

    On December 17, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution co-sponsored by Russia and the United States to counter the financing of terrorism.

    The resolution calls for groups such as Daesh and the al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front to be prevented from benefiting from the sale of oil and antiquities and from the ransoming of hostages, as well as from receiving donations.

    EU states and other countries have intensified have their counterterrorism efforts amid security concerns that have risen in the wake of a series of major deadly terrorist attacks carried out by militants predominantly linked to Daesh, which is outlawed in many states all over the world, including Russia and the United States.

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