Report reveals 82 back doors in Europe to fund Brotherhood, ISIS, and al Qaeda terror
It seems that the complete defeat of terrorism is still out of reach for the western security and intelligence services. Despite the decline in the role of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in the battlefields, the funding of extremist entities and the inability of many countries to dry up the sources of terrorism are still out of control, behind which European economic regions stand It is the back door to fund the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ISIS, and Al Qaeda.
In Europe, in light of the political changes and the amendments witnessed in the procedures and requirements of travel within the Union countries, especially after the British exit from the membership of the Union known in the media as "Brexit", the phenomenon of financing terrorism is increasing remarkably, especially through the free trade areas in various European countries.
And in a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]To her, the British newspaper "The Guardian" revealed that Brussels is working to impose restrictions on 82 free zones after discovering that its customs tariffs helped to finance terrorism, money laundering and what is known as organized crime.
The European Commission put forward a set of new rules just weeks before the start of a British government consultation on building up to 10 free ports in Britain after leaving the European Union.
Authorities across the European Union have been obliged since January 10 to take additional measures to identify and report suspicious activities in ports and free zones that have occurred as a result of high corruption, tax evasion and criminal activity.
In the same context, the European Union executive said it would review the issue again next year because of the popularity of such ports among individuals and criminal organizations seeking to circumvent the recent policies of bank secrecy.
Ports and free zones are a type of special economic zone (SEZ). Labor and trade laws differ from those in the rest of the country where goods can be landed, stored, traded, manufactured, reconfigured and re-exported without being subject to customs duties.
"The European Union is the only place in the world that does not use free ports," said Rishi Sank, first secretary of the British Treasury.
According to the report, EU customs law permits the presence of free ports or areas where the British Crown Island operates a free port, and the British government said it wanted to open the first company in the United Kingdom by 2021.
In July, the commission said that the free ports famous for storing art and stones Precious, antiques, gold and wine as alternative assets to criticism pose a threat in multiple ways.
As an example of suspicious activities taking place in such sites, the commission noted that in December 2016, the Swiss authorities confiscated the cultural relics stolen from Syria, Libya and Yemen that were stored in the free ports in Geneva.
The European Union [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] said : “The thieves transported the confiscated items to Switzerland via Qatar where three pieces were from the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was systematically destroyed by [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] who controlled the area in May 2015.
government argued The British suggest that the proposed new territories could provide thousands of new jobs and substantial investments, but the experts ’conclusions were mixed. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
noted[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]According to the UK Trade Policy Observatory, the benefits will be negligible while Mace Contracting Group said the creation of free ports could create 150,000 new jobs and add 9 billion pounds annually to the British economy.
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