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Freedom of thought 29-09-2017

The importance of prevention for security policies

“Think globally - act locally”. This well-known motto, originally coined to highlight the impact of environmental policies, urges us to take a holistic view on the global impact of local action. It can also be applied to preventive approaches to security policies, writes Antje Niewisch-Lennartz.

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 15-06-2017

EU moves to address major crisis in North-Eastern Nigeria

The Commission announced on Thursday (15 June) a €143 million support package for recovery and reconstruction needs in Nigeria's Borno State, which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.

Arab Spring 22-05-2017

Trump tells Middle East to ‘drive out’ Islamist extremists

President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders yesterday (21 May) to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to "drive out" terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims.

Politics 22-03-2017

EU anti-terror czar: ‘The threat is coming from inside Europe’

A year after the Brussels attacks, Gilles de Kerchove told EURACTIV.com about the fast pace of development of EU security policy, calling for the “systematic use of biometrics” and “batch comparison” of databases in order to boost security in the Schengen area.

Politics 22-03-2017

One year after the Brussels attacks: How can Europe prevent the next tragedy?

Today's anniversary of the terror attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016 provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on the challenge posed by jihadist radicalisation and the need for effective prevention policies across Europe, write Alexander Ritzmann and Andrea Frontini.

Rights groups expose flaws in EU counterterrorism directive

The European institutions reached an agreement yesterday (30 November) on a directive that is aimed at better equipping the EU with instruments to counter terrorism. But civil rights groups warned that it risks undermining fundamental freedoms.

Global Europe 18-07-2016

Gunmen kill at least two policemen in attacks in Kazakhstan

Gunmen killed at least two policemen in Kazakhstan's financial capital Almaty in three near-simultaneous attacks today (18 July), security sources and witnesses said.

Elections 06-05-2016

Oppermann: ‘Any decent German must condemn’ AfD’s stance on Islam

Thomas Oppermann, the SPD parliamentary group's chairman, spoke with EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel about the rise of right-wing populism, Germany's relationship with Turkey and his own party's performance.

Global Europe 26-04-2016

Europe can do more to safeguard religious minorities

The suicide bombings on Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, should act as a reminder that the European Union needs a high-level office in charge of freedom of religion and belief in the world, writes Sophia Kuby.

Global Europe 29-03-2016

Taliban faction taunts Pakistan PM after Easter Day bombing

The Pakistani militants who bombed a Lahore park on Easter Sunday, killing 70 people, taunted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today (29 March), declaring their war had come to his doorstep.

Global Europe 22-03-2016

Europe vows to defend democracy on ‘black day’

European governments vowed today (22 March) to defend democracy against terrorism after blasts at Brussels airport and in the EU's institutional heart left at least 26 dead and dozens injured.

Global Europe 21-03-2016

Belgium says captured Paris suspect may have planned more attacks

The prime surviving suspect in the Paris attacks may have been plotting more operations with the help of a weapons cache and a network of associates, Belgium's foreign minister said yesterday (20 March).

Ministers call for boosting intel sharing to thwart ‘Terrorism 2.0’

Ministers demanded greater intelligence sharing to stop extremist groups slipping across borders to carry out attacks, urging concrete commitments at talks Monday to stem dangerous intel lapses.

Dimitris Avramopoulos

EU, online firms to launch anti-extremism forum

The European Union announced on Monday (19 October) it will launch in December a forum bringing together Internet firms and law enforcement agencies to combat online extremism.

Azerbaijan 27-07-2015

Azerbaijan was effective in countering radicalisation

While the threat of Islamic terrorism and radicalisation still exists to some extent in Azerbaijan, prevention measures have undoubtedly been very effective, writes Ceyhun Osmanli.

Global Europe 29-06-2015

French premier speaks of ‘war of civilisations’

Prime Minister Manuel Valls spoke about “a war of civilisations” following a terrorist attack which left one person dead and several wounded in southeast France.

Hollande says factory attack was ‘terrorist’

French prosecutors said on Friday (26 June) that the anti-terrorist police branch was deployed to investigate an attack which left one person dead and several wounded in southeast France.

Med & South 20-04-2015

Islamic State shoots, beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday (19 April) appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

Global Europe 13-04-2015

Jourová: Over 6000 Europeans waging jihad in Syria

The number of Europeans fighting with jihadist groups in Syria could exceed 6,000, a top EU official told a French newspaper today (13 April).

Med & South 19-03-2015

Terrorists target Tunis museum, killing tourists

Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum Wednesday (18 March), killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that had largely escaped the region's Arab Spring turmoil.

EU ministers seek third countries to host migrants

European Union interior ministers yesterday (12 March) thrashed out ways to tackle the growing tide of migrants fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa by seeking illegal residence in Europe.

Languages & Culture 26-02-2015

Austria passes ‘Law on Islam’ banning foreign money for Muslim groups

Austria's parliament passed a law on Wednesday (25 February) that seeks to regulate how Islam is administered, singling out its large Muslim minority for treatment not applied to any other religious group.

Le djihadiste britannique connu sous le nom de "John le Beatle"

Flow of European jihadis drying up

The flow of European fighters from Europe to territory held by the ultra-hardline Islamic State is drying up due to tighter restrictions imposed by European states that have prevented would-be jihadis from travelling, fighters from the group said.