18 May 2020
"The 12-page paper drafted by the EU presidency under Croatia provides a broad overview of terror threats emanating from returning foreign terrorist fighters, right-wing terrorists and - to a much lower extent - the far-left.
Broadly speaking, the overall terror threat in the EU remains elevated and unchanged, it says.
But the document still singles out right-wing extremists while highlighting fears Islamic militants may leave the camps in Northern Syria and mount attacks elsewhere.
"Lone actor attacks are predominant both in Islamist terrorism and in right-wing violent extremism," it says.
As for what it describes as left-wing extremism, the threat "is considered stable and low."
The document follows a slew of recent attacks by white nationalists against refugees and migrants in the Greek islands. Earlier this year, a far-right gunman shot dead nine Kurdish people in the German town of Hanau".
Internal EU report: Far-right terrorist attacks rise (EUobserver, link)
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