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While there is no EU army and defence remains exclusively a matter for member states, the EU has recently taken big steps to boost defence cooperation.
Stopping terrorism requires tackling issues such as foreign fighters, border controls and cutting off funds. Learn about the EU’s counter terrorism policies.
Radicalisation is a growing cross-border threat. But what is it, what are the causes and what is the EU doing to prevent it?
Parliament has approved new rules that force internet companies to remove content promoting terrorism within an hour of being informed.
Europe has experienced a series of terror attacks since 2015. Who are the terrorists? Why and how do they act?
The number of terrorist attacks and victims of terror in the EU continued to decrease in 2019. Check out our graph to see the evolution of jihadist terrorism since 2014.
The EU's passport-free travel space, known as the Schengen area, is one of the most tangible achievements of European integration. Learn about it in our guide.
“Borders in the EU should reopen as soon as possible,” according to Juan Fernando López Aguilar, chair of Parliament's civil liberties committee . Learn more in our interview.
EU countries are relaxing Covid-induced border controls. Parliament wants a coordinated effort to restore a functioning Schengen zone as soon as possible.
Schengen, the EU's passport-free travel area, covers 26 countries. Read on to learn which countries are members and who is likely to join next.
MEPs have approved plans to give the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2027 to boost Europe's security.
It will be harder for terrorists to get hold of the ingredients needed to build home-made explosives under new rules adopted by MEPs.