Migration and Home Affairs

EU Counter-Terrorism policy: Main achievements and challenges

Tuesday, 20 July, 2010

The European Commission adopted today 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.

The stocktaking exercise lists the existing measures to prevent, protect, pursue and respond to terrorist threats, underlining efforts to fight terrorist propaganda and recruitment, measures to avoid attacks with explosives, and prevention of chemical, biological and nuclear threats. The communication also identifies future challenges in areas such as radicalisation, crisis management and response.

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