The Netherlands EU Presidency and the Cooperation between Europe’s Security Services
The Netherlands thrusts forward to increase the Cooperation between Europe’s Security Services
Cooperation between Europe’s security services is being stepped up in order to combat terrorism and jihadist violence. A recently launched platform is allowing intelligence to be shared more effectively. This means that information on European foreign fighters is now available to all participating security services. This is important, as jihadist networks are increasingly operating across national borders. The increased cooperation has led to considerable advances in the way European security services work together.
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk emphasised this in his speech at the meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 10 June. 10 June 2016 © MFA of the Netherlands