Extracts from the press conference by Cecilia Malmström on a communication taking stock of the main tools in place under the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy
On 20/07/2010, the European Commission adopted a communication taking stock of the main tools in place under the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The communication outlines achievements and foreseen upcoming challenges and initiatives, laying the foundation for a broader Internal Security Strategy, which is planned for this autumn 2010.
At the press conference, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, stated that thankfully, the overall number of terrorist attacks and arrests was decreasing in the EU, but at the same time, terrorist methods and terrorist propaganda were evolving and taking new forms. So she added that Europe must be able to meet these new threats.