The EU and counter-terrorism

The EU and counter-terrorism: Next steps

Hugo Brady
05 March 2010

Several years after bombs claimed over 250 lives in London and Madrid, Europeans still face risks from terrorism. Recent events in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan have served as a reminder to western governments and their allies that Islamist terror cells remain active worldwide and continue to plot attacks at home and abroad. The growing strength of jihadist cells in North Africa, close to the EU’s borders, as well as in Yemen and the Horn of Africa, causes concern. And the United States still views the EU’s passport-free Schengen area as a potential haven for militants planning new attacks against America. ...

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