The European Commission warns of the risk of terrorist attacks in the European Union The European Commission warns of the risk of terrorist attacks in the European Union

The European Commission warns of the risk of terrorist attacks in the European Union

The European Commission warns of the risk of terrorist attacks in the European Union

The European Union Home Affairs Commissioner, Ylva Johansson, expressed her concern about the risks of terrorist attacks in the Union similar to the attack that took place in Paris on Saturday evening.
The Commissioner said in her speech during a meeting of European Union interior ministers in Brussels that her assessment of the situation is based on the assessment of member states, and on the current situation after several countries raised the warning level of the risk of attacks on their territories.

The assessment is also based on the “dramatic rise in anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred,” as well as the increase in “terrorist content online.”

Johansson said: “With the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas and the polarization it is causing in our societies, and with the holidays approaching, there are huge risks of terrorist attacks in the European Union. We witnessed this recently in Paris, unfortunately.”

The Swedish Commissioner expressed "deep concern" about the "terrorist threat," without giving further details, stressing that "we must confront this matter together."

A German-Filipino tourist was killed on Saturday and two other people were injured near the Eiffel Tower in Paris in a knife attack by a French-Iranian extremist who said he carried out the act “in response to the persecution of Muslims around the world.”
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