EU Anti-Terror Chief: Attacks Will "Likely Happen Again"

(Deutsche Welle-Germany) According to figures released in June by Europol, the EU law enforcement agency, there were 142 deaths and 379 people injured in the EU in 2016 from terrorist attacks. Of the deaths, 135 came from 13 jihadist attacks. A survey published by the European Parliament in April 2016 showed that 69% "consider EU action [on fighting terrorism] to be insufficient" and 82% want it to "take more action." Gilles de Kerchove, the EU's counter-terrorism chief, said, "Many attacks have been prevented. Many plots have been foiled. But of course some have succeeded. There is very sadly nothing like 100% security but we have improved a lot....We have developed a lot of new policies, adopted a lot of legislation, supported a lot of effort in the member states to collect passenger name record information to cross the data."

2017-09-08 00:00:00

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