Italy’s Suicide Diplomacy Reducing its Influence When it is Most Needed

Italy has a central role to play in Europe’s response to growing security challenges in the Mediterranean region, but the current government’s “suicide diplomacy” is reducing its influence in the European Union and NATO just when it needs their support, according to a timely new report by Friends of Europe published this week. The study…

Root Causes of Radicalisation “Still Need to be Tackled” to Prevent More Terrorist Attacks

Root Causes of Radicalisation - Christchurch Terrorist Attack

The military threat posed by Islamic State may have receded but the threat posed by terrorist groups of all colours has not gone away.    That was one of the key messages to emerge from a high-level conference in Brussels which focused on the fight against terrorism.   Last week’s terrorist atrocity in Christchurch which…

MEPs vote to establish new Internal Security Fund

Vote to establish new Internal Security Fund

A new fund that will support Member States’ efforts to boost security within and between their countries has been endorsed during a vote at this week’s plenary meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. As currently proposed, the Internal Security Fund will have a budget of just under €5 billion to support objectives such as…