About: Paris attacks

Politics 06-07-2017

‘Kamikaze’ bikers linked to Belgian anti-terror swoop

Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday (5 July) that four people had been detained after automatic weapons were found in house searches in Brussels as part of a counter-terrorism investigation overnight.

Politics 21-06-2017

Explosion rocks Brussels train station, suspect ‘neutralised’

An explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels yesterday evening (20 June) and a man was shot by police during the incident, prosecutors told Belgian media. He was later reported dead.

Global Europe 21-04-2017

Paris shooting overshadows final day of French election campaign

Security concerns took centre stage in the final days of France's tight presidential race, as candidates defended their stance on the fight against terror, following a shooting in Paris that killed one policeman.

Politics 20-03-2017

Brussels to mark attacks anniversary with ‘minute of noise’, not silence

Belgium this week marks the first anniversary of the Brussels airport and metro bombings with ceremonies showing the heart of Europe is still beating despite the country's worst ever attacks.

Politics 15-03-2017

MEPs finalise watered-down update of EU gun law

The European Parliament approved in plenary yesterday (14 March) amendments to the EU’s firearms legislation but the agreed text is a long way from what the European Commission initially had in mind. EURACTIV Germany reports.

MEPs adopt new laws to stop foreign fighters at EU borders

Lawmakers strongly voted in favour of new anti-terror legislation on Thursday (16 February), in a move to prevent further attacks as the ones carried out in Paris and Brussels in the past two years.

Transport 05-01-2017

Belgium prepares to present passenger data plans to rest of EU

In response to a number of terror attacks, Belgium wants greater control over who travels on its trains, buses and boats and will present its plans at the next meeting of EU interior ministers at the end of January. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Security 08-12-2016

Firearms Directive dispute continues, no compromise in sight

The supporters and opponents of the EU's weapons law reform are seemingly entrenched in irreconcilable positions. After more than a year of negotiations and talks this week, there is still no agreement on the horizon. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Trade & Society 07-12-2016

Commission says ‘stop free circulation of Kalashnikovs’

Talks on an EU-wide ban on some of the most lethal semi-automatic assault weapons, including the Kalashnikov prized by militants the world over, broke down yesterday (6 December) amid disputes over definitions of firearm types.

Trade & Society 05-12-2016

Commission battles hostile firearms lobby

One year and hundreds of hours of meetings after the Paris attacks, the EU is still struggling to find common ground on the regulation of firearms. Some hunters and sport shooters have flatly rejected the debate. EURACTIV France reports.

Security 30-11-2016

European Defence Union: The return of ‘hard power’

The EU is stepping up its efforts on common defence policy and a "coalition of the willing" could quickly deploy EU troops and promote common defence projects. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Security 15-07-2016

Parliament approves watered-down gun proposal

Gun aficionados like marksmen, hunters and museum curators can breathe a sigh of relief, as the European Parliament has taken the carving knife to a Commission proposal on gun controls. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Global Europe 15-07-2016

France struck on its national day by horrific terrorist attack

A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 80 in what President François Hollande today (15 July) called a "terrorist" attack on revellers watching a Bastille Day fireworks display.

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Digital 23-06-2016

Big data revolutionises Europe’s fight against terrorism

The threat of terrorism has greatly accelerated the exchange of data between European states. Social media has become indispensable, both for investigative purposes and to fight propaganda. EURACTIV France reports.

EU to tighten guns rules despite concern it will restrict hunters, collectors

European Union governments should agree tighter gun control laws on Friday (10 June) in the wake of Islamist shooting attacks in France and Belgium, despite opposition from some states which say they will hurt only law-abiding enthusiasts.

EU ministers turn wary eye on migration from North Africa

On Friday (10 June) European Union ministers will look into ways of stemming the flow of refugees who set sail for Europe from North Africa, after a deal with Turkey has cut arrivals via Greece to a trickle.

Ukraine says detained French rightist planned attacks on Euro 2016

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said on Monday (6 June) that a French citizen detained in late May on the border with Poland had been planning attacks in France to coincide with the Euro 2016 soccer championship it is hosting.

Euro & Finance 03-05-2016

Terrorism hits economic growth, as Commission unveils spring forecast

Security concerns and the risk of new terrorist attacks are expected to further damage European economies in the next few months, against a backdrop of the weak economic growth seen in the EU over the last years, the European Commission warned in its spring economic forecasts on Tuesday (3 May).

Languages & Culture 14-04-2016

MEPs concerned that amendments could ‘kill’ PNR directive

The European Parliament votes today (14 April) on whether airlines can share the names of passengers with member states to help trace returning jihadists. But lawmakers fear that some of the amendments be considered will “kill” the project.

Jihadists ‘switched attack to Brussels from France’

The Brussels-based Islamic State jihadists behind the Paris attacks had planned a fresh strike in France, but targeted the Belgian capital instead as police closed in, a prosecutor said on Sunday (10 April).

Global Europe 11-04-2016

France confronts Germany on defence

For the French, building a European military force around France and Germany is the necessary precondition for any solution to Europe’s growing challenges. But this goes counter to Germany’s fundamental sense of self, and its interests, writes George Friedman.

Security 01-04-2016

Molenbeek mayor: ‘Poverty is no excuse for radicalism’

The Brussels commune of Molenbeek has made international news over the last few months because of its ties to terrorism. Its mayor, Françoise Schepmans, spoke to EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel about the area, ghettoisation and family reunification.Françoise Schepmans is the mayor of the Brussels commune of Molenbeek, having assumed office in December 2012.Schepmans spoke …

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Public Affairs 31-03-2016

EU’s Visitors Programme in the freezer following the Brussels attacks

A total of 26 visitors’ groups to the European Commission have been annulled so far following the 22 March terrorist attacks in Brussels, and it is not clear when the normal activity of visits will resume, EURACTIV has learned.

Six people arrested in Brussels after attacks, one in Paris

Six people were arrested yesterday (24 March) in a series of police raids in Brussels, federal prosecutors said, two days after jihadist attacks in the Belgian capital left 31 dead.