Fight against terrorism

Nearly all European countries have been affected by terrorism in one form or another and tackling it has never been easy.

The attacks in Paris and Brussels demonstrated once again the challenge of finding a rapid and effective response to those who would destroy us, while safeguarding our freedom and way of life. In the unfolding battle against terror, Parliament has an active role to play.

A new draft law that would make preparing to commit terror attacks a crime throughout the EU is put to a vote in the Civil Liberties Committee. “Preparatory acts” for terrorist purposes would include receiving training within or outside Europe, travelling or facilitating travel or raising funds.

A media briefing by rapporteur Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE) is scheduled to be held Tuesday morning.