Terrorism and security

The EU's fight against terror
An upsurge in terror attacks across Europe since 2015 has catapulted security to the top of the political agenda. Paris, Nice, Berlin, Brussels, London and other cities have been hit as governments grapple with the new reality. Can Europe combine an open society with protecting its citizens?
An armed Somali pirate keeps watch on the coastline at Hobyo, northeastern Somalia, while the Greek cargo ship, MV Filitsa is anchored just off shore on January 4, 2010. Photo: Mohamed Dahir / AFP
An armed Somali pirate keeps watch on th […]

EU moving anti-piracy HQ to Spain from London post-Brexit

EU countries have decided to move the headquarters of the bloc's anti-piracy patrols from London to the Spanish port of Rota on March 29, when Britain exits the EU.
In France, some 500 jihadists handed heavy jail sentences at the beginning of the 2000s are set to be released before 2020 after serving their time. Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP
In France, some 500 jihadists handed hea […]

Jailbird jihadists, a security threat for Europe

Already wrestling with a constantly-evolving terror threat, European intelligence agencies spy a new problem on the horizon: hundreds of jihadists due to be released from prison.
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