Skip to content

Fight against terrorism

Event date: 01/04/2020

Fight against terrorism

Faced with a growing international terrorist threat, the European Union (EU) is playing an ever more ambitious role in counter-terrorism.

​​​​​​​Even though primary responsibility for combating crime and ensuring security lies with the Member States, the EU provides cooperation, coordination and (to some extent) harmonisation tools, as well as financial support, to address this borderless phenomenon. EU spending in the area of counter-terrorism has increased over the years and is set to grow in the future, to allow for better cooperation between national law enforcement authorities and enhanced support by the EU bodies in charge of security, such as Europol and eu-LISA.

See more on this topic by visiting our package for the 8th parliamentary term

News history

In the LIBE meeting of 16 November Members hold a security dialogue with Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs and with participation of the German Presidency on Police information exchange and in particular the future developments regarding Prüm and the API Council Directive.

MEPs debate the fight against terrorism and the right to freedom of expression and education

During the plenary session (8-10 July 2020) in Brussels, MEPs discuss the Commission’s Action Plan on how to fight effectively against money laundering and terrorist financing and vote on a resolution on Friday.