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About a month ago, on Thursday 31st of May, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that Romania and Lithuania allowed the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to operate on their territory, violating the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). These States are accused to have imprisoned alleged terrorists in secret prisons, after… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Guest post by Ahmed Aboutaleb, mayor of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and member of the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) Executive Committee. In the past few years, Europe has endured a series of terrorist attacks that have set Europeans on edge. While these attacks are devastating, the proportion of terrorist attacks in EU countries was in… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

As humanity evolves and becomes more complex, it threatens the existence of life on earth, and one of the many facets of the threat is terrorism. Generally speaking, complexity is a term that has come into fashion but is not yet substantiated within politics in the European Union. Hence terrorism and other forms of violence… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

So apparently this morning Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, has announced that security gates will be built to access Thalys trains: Trains: @RoyalSegolene annonce sur @FranceInter que des portiques pour le #Thalys seront installés à Lille et Paris avant le 20 décembre. — Julien Migaud-Muller (@jul_mm) November 24, 2015 De Telegraaf… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Why does Daesch (or Islamic State) target France? This is one of the two only questions that are worthwhile to be debated. I heard in these days several commentators associating the terrorist attack in Paris with France’s air strikes directed to the IS controlled area. That does not convince me at all. French airfighters started… » read more

  Posted by Brainstorm on Politics and Economics of the EU

A driver sparked a security alert today (8 September), after leaving a scooter parked near the front of the European Commission’s Berlaymont building. Heard in Europe sources said Commission security, fearing a potential bomb attack, called the cops after spotting the parked-up scooter, which appeared to have sailed serenely past the guards. Belgian police cordoned… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

A driver sparked a security alert today (8 September), after leaving a scooter parked near the front of the European Commission’s Berlaymont building. Heard in Europe sources said Commission security, fearing a potential bomb attack, called the cops after spotting the parked-up scooter, which appeared to have sailed serenely past the guards. Belgian police cordoned… » read more

From 6th to 9th May, the annual State of the Union conference took place in Florence, Italy. I decided to check the event, in order to listen to some of Europe’s leading experts on security and ICT, and European policy makers, as well as to enjoy my beloved hometown for a few days. The core… » read more

Suicide bombings, vandalized Buddhist artifacts, a return to Sharia law… Recent events in South Asia bear a striking resemblance to the Arabic Peninsula – with two alarming twists. These developments are particularly worrying as South Asia has traditionally followed a more tolerant path of Islam. Over the past decades, Muslims in the Maldives, Pakistan and… » read more

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