The ATLAS Network prepares for the biggest anti-terrorism exercise at EU level
EU News 187/2013
Brussels, 17 April 2013
On April 17 and 18, 2013, the EU Member States anti-terrorist police forces are uniting as part of the European sponsored ATLAS Network, which carries out the most complex preparation and crises response simulation so far at European level. The simulation involves simultaneous terrorist attacks in 9 different EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Romania).
The ATLAS Network contributes to increasing the proficiency and expertise of special intervention units, by establishing common platforms for training and tactics, sharing equipment, and by establishing close cooperation in trans-border areas of Member States, in turn benefitting the public security.
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File Photo: Cecilia Malmström Date: 15/04/2013 Reference: P-023069/00-01 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU 2013 URL