Europe Struggles to Harden Security in Wake of Attacks

(Wall Street Journal) Matthew Dalton - Shortly after the terror attacks in Paris a year ago, European leaders pledged to close a legal loophole that militants could exploit to pass through border crossings without security checks. A year later, negotiators in Brussels are still quarreling over how to change the law, which forbids border guards from conducting systematic security checks on European citizens. Faced with repeated attacks by Islamic State and its sympathizers, the EU is struggling to find decisive fixes for its myriad security vulnerabilities. Efforts have been hamstrung by the bloc's complex decision-making procedures, privacy concerns and a cumbersome counterterrorism apparatus that relies on coordination between the region's 28 governments. U.S. officials have been especially worried because most Europeans can travel to the U.S. without a visa.

2016-11-14 00:00:00

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