Mihkelson: Europe can’t just wait for new terror attacks ({{commentsTotal}})


Europe couldn’t just wait for possible new terror attacks, additional measures needed to be introduced and international exchange of information intensified, chairman of the Riigikogu’s National Defence Committee Marko Mihkelson (IRL) said.

Mihkelson said in ETV’s “Aktuaalne Kaamera” about the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday that the reactions after the Paris attacks in November last year had been the same, that people had felt it had been an attack on them, on Europe and its values, and that it was necessary to react.

Mihkelson said that after Paris, France reacted and concentrated air force as well as special services operations on Syria. “But we need to keep in mind that this is not only a danger coming from Syria,” he warned.

“In reality this ideology based on extreme Islamic fundamentalism has festered for decades, and unfortunately it’s spreading quickly and bringing with it attacks like we’ve seen them today,” Mihkelson said.

According to Mihkelson, the exchange of data needs to be intensified. In his assessment, information doesn’t move effectively enough between the different European security services.

Editor: Editor: Dario Cavegn

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long


Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

Ermamaa: The fine art of passing the buck

Admit nothing, blame everyone: those most closely involved in the Ermamaa case don’t need arguments, writes ERR News editor Dario Cavegn.