Report of the S&D Group Task Force on Countering Terrorism

The terrorist attacks in Paris, Copenhagen, and Tunis, and a police shootout in Belgium, shook Europe to its core in early 2015. Relations between communities are put under increasing strain across Europe, as terrorists, racists and extremists spread their hate through violence and fear. Only by Europe’s citizens standing up against terror and hatred can real solutions be found. We need to find a sense of togetherness that unites us, based on our values of equality, freedom, democracy, respect and tolerance in order to build a truly pluralistic and tolerant Europe where all citizens have equal opportunities to succeed.

We need to see things as they are: according to Europol’s latest report on terrorism in the EU less than 2% of terrorist attacks in the last 5 years were said to be religiously motivated.  The vast majority were separatist attacks. 

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Report of the S&D Group Task Force on Countering Terrorism
22/04/2015