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Mission to Serbia helped promote new data interchange system to combat terrorism and transnational crime

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Counter-terrorism    
Subject
Counter-terrorism    
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
airport security, border control, organised crime, terrorism, foreign terrorist fighters

Summary

From 29 November to 1 December, the Mission, together with TNTD/ATU, organized a workshop to promote the establishment of an Advance Passenger Information (API) system in Serbia, as a tool for combating terrorism and transnational crime. Some 20 representatives from civil aviation, airport and border control authorities, police service, customs and data protection experts advanced their knowledge and understanding of a system capable of identifying and prohibiting travel of potential foreign terrorist fighters. Participants also learned how to cross check the system’s data and use it to apprehend people on Interpol notice. Experts from the International Air Transport Association also assisted the participants in identifying strengths and weaknesses of the current national system for processing passengers. This activity is part of the Mission’s wider efforts to strengthen the Ministry of Interior’s capacities to combat organized and transnational crime.

Information

Added on
23 Jan 2017
Origin
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Region
Serbia
Keywords
airport security, border control, organised crime, terrorism, foreign terrorist fighters
Rights
OSCE