In 2021, there have been 15 executed, failed or stopped assaults, based on Europol’s annual report. This will be in contrast with 57 occasions that have been categorized in the identical manner the yr earlier than.
The discount is essentially because of the incontrovertible fact that there have been many fewer left-wing extremist acts, based on the group. However, it estimates that the pandemic and the Ukraine conflict will outcome in new safety threats in the approaching years.
– When there are geopolitical upheavals, the EU should greater than ever preserve its counter-terrorist work, says Europol’s CEO Catherine De Bolle.
The pandemic has led to many children sitting at dwelling changing into simpler victims of radicalization, based on De Bolle. She additionally believes that EU international locations must be taught from earlier wars the place radicalized individuals who have fought have returned dwelling.
In 2021, 388 individuals within the EU have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related crime. More than two thirds of those circumstances have been linked to jihadism and came about in Austria, France or Spain.