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Archives for Terrorism

So far, the National Front and other far-right parties have been alone in drawing direct links between immigration and terrorism. But times are changing: now even the Commission is joining in. The DG Home website tries to explain the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (Amif), a €3 billion facility supposed to help tackle the refugee… » read more

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Brussels hotels are set for a boost in business after the European Parliament suspended a swathe of events for security reasons. Events for external visitors held in the Parliament by individual MEPs are banned as of this week. Only receptions and other meetings hosted by the conference of presidents, the bureau, the quaestors, the committees,… » read more

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Brussels at War

The inevitable security clamp-down in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks has lifted the veil on the undercurrents of the terrorism threat. Heavily armed Belgian infantry have sprung up outside embassies and institutions. Overlooking the Berlaymont, Norway House is gunned up, but the Maltese perm rep next door is untrooped. The mass murders of… » read more

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