EOS Alerts 5-12-2018
Poland: Terrorism Alert Issued
On 3 December 2018, a terrorism alert was issued for Silesia province and the city of Krakow, in light of the COP24 global climate negotiations that are set to take place in the regional capital of Katowice. The alert will last for the duration of the talks, which will conclude on 15 December. The government will implement heightened security measures throughout the province, which may include checking vehicles and accessing private communications. Authorities have also reinstituted temporary border control measures with Germany, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (countries that typically enjoy free crossing as members of the Schengen Zone). The Polish parliament had already approved a bill earlier in the year to ban all spontaneous protests in Katowice for the duration of the talks.