Gilles De Kerchove: “Jihadi attacks reveal EU failure of imagination”

By Théo Blanc

Appointed as EU CTC in 2007, Gilles De Kerchove gave a stimulating speech last Thursday at the European University Institute in Florence on the challenges of Counter- Terrorism at the European level. Citizens have strong expectations towards the EU’s ability to provide security, Renaud Dehousse, EUI president, recalls in his introduction. Well-aware that EU legitimacy is at stake, De Kerchove detailed his vision of the terrorist threat and outlined some policy propositions to achieve a better EU security strategy.

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