EU: Council updating "threat assessment in the field of counter-terrorism"


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Council updating "threat assessment in the field of counter-terrorism"
9.5.18
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"The Terrorism Working Party is tasked, when the situation so requires, to prepare a set of conclusions and policy recommendations or to adjust the existing recommendations. This is done on the basis of the Europol reports giving an outlook on development in jihadist terrorism and on the EU Intelligence and Situation Centre's (EU INTCEN) sixth monthly Islamist terrorist threat assessments. This is an important task which provides the opportunity to actively steer, adapt and amend current EU counter terrorism (CT) policies.

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The reported findings in the EU INTCEN assessment and the Europol report complementing each other are to a great extent convergent, and both conclude that the overall picture has not changed significantly. However, taking into account also the comments/contributions from Member States, the existing recommendations could benefit from an update due to the changes of some aspects/components of the threat picture."

See: Note from: Presidency: EU threat assessment in the field of counter-terrorism (30 April 2018, 7879/1/18 REV 1, LIMITE, pdf):

Including policy recommendations on: interoperability, counter-radicalisation, foreign terrorist fighters ("incl. women and children"), terrorist travel, law enforcement-intelligence agency cooperation, links between terrorism and organised crime, "tackling terrorist content online".

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