About: EU counter-terrorism strategy

Freedom of thought 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.
Alessandro de Pedys

Italian ambassador: ‘Illegal immigration poses security threat to Europe’

Many immigrants reaching Italy’s shores cannot or do not want to be identified, posing a security threat to the whole of Europe in terms of terrorism and criminal infiltration, says Alessandro de Pedys, the Italian Ambassador to Poland.

Knoope: Respect for basic rights should prevail over terrorism fear

The borderless Schengen area is a great accomplishment that should be protected and defended, says Peter Knoope. Giving in to terrorism by undermining basic rights is simply not an option, he argues.