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  • European jihadists: The continuation of a historical trend

    Opinion | Justice & Home Affairs 19-08-2013

    Reports have circulated for months about the growing number of foreigners fighting alongside Islamists in places such as Libya and Syria. European authorities will intensify counterterrorism efforts, but preventing all attacks will not be easy, writes Stratfor.

  • Mali insurgents prepare for a long fight

    Opinion | Global Europe 18-01-2013

    After the French intervention, the jihadists in Mali will have an opportunity to use their superior knowledge of the terrain, local indigenous militia relationships, and guerrilla tactics to inflict casualties on their enemies, writes Stratfor. 

  • Algerian hostage crisis looms over EU meeting

    News | Global Europe 17-01-2013

    On the eve of an EU foreign ministers meeting today (17 January) dedicated to the Mali conflict, an al-Qaeda-linked group seized 41 Westerners at an Algerian gas plant, saying that French President François Hollande had opened ‘the gates of hell’ with his operation in neighbouring Mali.

  • Barroso hails ‘courageous’ French action in Mali

    News | Global Europe 14-01-2013

    Paris poured more troops into Mali yesterday, after launching a mission to dislodge al-Qaeda-linked insurgents from the country's north on Friday (11 January), and taking many by surprise. European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso, gave his support for the “courageous action of the French troops”.

  • EU to consider security training mission to Niger

    News | Global Europe 15-03-2012

    The European Union is considering sending security experts to Niger to help combat a growing threat from al Qaeda and regional instability after the rebellion that toppled the Libyan government, EU diplomats said yesterday (14 March).

  • Ambassador: Russia could tell EU ‘nobody is perfect’

    Interview | Global Europe 10-05-2011

    Russia understands the present difficulties holding up the process of EU integration, just like EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy has never publicly criticised Moscow over the human rights situation in Russia "because he understands it," Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's ambassdor to the EU, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • Ambassador: Morocco is EU’s locomotive for Maghreb

    Interview | Med & South 03-02-2011

    Morocco, a stable country in difficult surroundings, is ready to play the role of a "locomotive" for the entire region provided that the EU also assume its responsibilities, Ambassador Menouar Alem, who heads the Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the European Union, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • Morocco warns of ‘bigger risks’ in Maghreb

    News | Med & South 03-02-2011

    Morocco's message to the EU in the context of unfolding revolutions in the region is a wider risk that a zone of unlawfulness stretching from the south of Algeria to the north of Mauritania to Mali and to Niger - a haven for AlQaeda - could expand, the Moroccan envoy to Brussels told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.