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French task force leader: ‘Radicalisation is not an ideology’

"Our brain naturally links radicalisation to a religious ideology such as Islamism," Fadila Leturcq tells EURACTIV France. Before being an ideology, however, "radicalisation is a process that concerns other forms of political radicalisation, as was the case in New Zealand for example," said Leturcq, who co-chairs a radicalisation task force set up by the Institute for Advanced National Defence Studies (IHEDN). EURACTIV France reports.

France and Germany demand closer EU cooperation in fight against terrorism

Germany and France want the EU to cooperate more closely in the fight against terrorism, particularly when it comes to a more open exchange of intelligence information. However, member states distrust each other. EURACTIV Germany reports.

French consulate in Jeddah targeted

The French Consulate General in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) was targeted as an unidentified assailant attacked a security guard with a knife, according to a statement published by the consulate. EURACTIV France reports.

Cazeneuve: Three held in France in August for planning attacks

Seven people with links to terrorist networks, at least three of whom were planning attacks, have been arrested in France this month, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday (23 August).

Belgium’s Independence Day celebrations will go ahead despite Nice attack

Celebrations for Belgium’s national day will go ahead amid heightened security next Thursday (21 June), despite last night’s Bastille Day terror attack in Nice.