Terrorism: "Anticipation and prevention of radicalisation, crucial in this new type of war"
A better management of EU external borders and greater cooperation with third countries are also urgent
Strasbourg, 25 November 2015 –
"Solidarity towards Paris, solidarity towards France. This is an attack not only on France, but on Europe overall, on our freedoms and values. But solidarity does not mean turning a blind eye on the current flaws and shortcomings of our systems" stated Mariya Gabriel, Vice-President of the EPP Group and Head of the EPP Bulgarian Delegation, during today´s plenary debate on the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated in Paris. The debate, hold in presence of European Commission President Juncker, was the occasion to discuss the current and envisaged measures announced by the Council and the European Commission so as to provide the European Union with the necessary means and tools in the fight against terrorism.
The Bulgarian MEP recalled the need to improve the management of our external borders, enhance our police and judicial cooperation as well as step up information-sharing among EU Member States: "The results remain still clearly insufficient and there are significant gaps when it comes to connecting the different databases we have at the European level". Secondly, the Vice-President of the EPP Group urged the EU and the Member States to further cooperate with third countries to tackle terrorist financing. She warned that "the weakening or elimination of the Islamic State should not leave the field clear to other security threats".
Finally, Mariya Gabriel stressed the importance of preventing radicalisation and concluded: "This is the most important lesson drawn from these attacks. An analysis, even on the sociological profile of these people, must be conducted to provide an appropriate response. The security response is not enough. This is a fight we must lead, first and foremost, on a social, cultural and intellectual level".
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