Gilles de Kerchove

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The vast majority would rather die fighting or seek to stay inside Syria.feedback
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Oct 20 2017 Syria conflict
Gilles de Kerchove has been quoted 17 times. The one recent article where Gilles de Kerchove has been quoted is Europol warns of ISIL's evolving terror threat in Europe. Most recently, Gilles de Kerchove was quoted as having said, “It would be a big mistake to just believe that the threat is coming from outside. We have a lot of people prone to radicalisation inside Europe.”.
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Mar 11 2014

The first priority is the question of Europe's young, but not only Europe's young, but also young north Africans. There are young people from the Middle East who are heading to Syria, on what they call a Jihad. There they are fighting and joining terrorist groups.feedback

Mar 11 2014

A large part of our work and of my work is cooperation with countries outside Europe who are confronted with terrorism. What we are looking to do is to adequately equip them in a legal sense so that their definition of terrorism is not so large that it also allows them to suppress political opposition. This is unfortunately, often the case. It is a case of improving the exchange of information. It is one of the big lessons of the commission which examined what didn't work in the lead up to 9/11 – to improve the way in which intelligence services, the police, judiciary, share information.feedback

Mar 11 2014

We are very careful to make sure there is a good balance between the necessity of gathering data – nobody denies that we have to avoid terrorist attacks, at the same time we have to respect people's private lives. We are working on a number of laws to protect data held on people. We are also embroiled in a difficult debate with the United States following the Snowden revelations, but also with other countries outside Europe and we make data protection an important condition of our cooperation.feedback

Oct 04 2010

We need to decide if Europe should create a continent-wide database to collect information on passengers. Many say this new menace must be fought with new tools.feedback

Jul 04 2008 - Frontex

Unfortunately, for complicated legal reasons today we have constraints on Frontex. It is there to improve control of the EU's external borders, and is only able to patrol the flow of immigrants, while it should also take care of security.feedback

Nov 06 2007

Radical and extremist Islamic propaganda distributed in Europe continues to feed off events happening outside Europe. The Internet is one media outlet, perhaps the essential media outlet for this propaganda.feedback

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