By Oldrich Bures
Even if there's a large physique of literature masking the continued debates about the novelty and gravity of the modern terrorist hazard, in addition to the main acceptable reaction to it, few authors have to this point analysed the complicated set of counterterrorism measures that either the person Member States and the ecu Union (EU) have tried to increase. This quantity bargains a severe research of the measures the ecu Union has taken to wrestle terrorism and the way, in a few key parts, ecu counterterrorism coverage is extra of a paper tiger than a good counterterrorism gadget. numerous felony ecu counterterrorism tools haven't been effectively carried out on the nationwide point and questions were raised relating to their effectiveness, appropriateness, and proportionality. The functions of ecu businesses within the region of counterterrorism stay relatively vulnerable and the european Counterterrorism Coordinator doesn't have any actual powers except persuasion. besides the fact that, this doesn't suggest that ecu point motion can't provide any value-added within the struggle opposed to terrorism. There are numerous parts the place the european gives you real value-added within the struggle opposed to terrorism as a result of transnational nature of the modern terrorist hazard and the character of a 'borderless' Europe.
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Structure This book is organized into four parts. The first part – Terrorist Threats and the European Union’s Responses – consists of two chapters. They are preceded by this introductory chapter that sets the framework of the book and identifies the main arguments and themes. The second chapter provides data on contemporary terrorist incidents in Europe and a discussion of the existing perceptions of the terrorist threats, both of which vary substantially across the EU. The third chapter offers a succinct review of the origins of EU counterterrorism policy and a survey of major developments in this area since 9/11.
In my interviews with EU and national counterterrorism officials, the range was from less than 1 percept to up to 10 percent of all Muslims living in Europe. The only apparent consensus is that the vast majority of the 15–20 million Muslims currently living in the EU, a figure that has grown rapidly from a base of only 800,000 in 1950,24 is undoubtedly peaceful. 5). ”26 It is also important to note that even those experts who have specifically focused on Islamist terrorism in Europe still debate the nature of this threat.
They are preceded by this introductory chapter that sets the framework of the book and identifies the main arguments and themes. The second chapter provides data on contemporary terrorist incidents in Europe and a discussion of the existing perceptions of the terrorist threats, both of which vary substantially across the EU. The third chapter offers a succinct review of the origins of EU counterterrorism policy and a survey of major developments in this area since 9/11. The less developed and more recent additions to EU counterterrorism policy, including counter-radicalization, are examined in this chapter.