France and Belgium will do more work together in the fight against terror. That the Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, and his French colleague, Edouard Philippe, agreed.
France and Belgium will come together to examine how convicted terrorists is the best we can be after they finish their sentence and back on free feet. That ‘ex …
France and Belgium will come together to examine how convicted terrorists is the best we can be after they finish their sentence and back on free feet. That ‘ex-terrorists’ in Paris and Brussels as a major new threat is seen.
In both countries, according to security services in the coming years, several hundreds of convicted muslim extremists on free feet. They can then go wherever they want.
“We should be on this site more together. This group of ex-prisoners is a new challenge for our intelligence services. And it is a common problem, ” said the French premier Edouard Philippe last night after talks in Paris with Charles Michel.
During a joint press conference in the new Palace of Justice, it was announced that France and Belgium, and their information will harmonise on these extremists that are out of the cell. “This we have decided after the attack in Liège,” says premier Philippe.
There is more thought to the biometric data on passports in France and Belgium: if in both countries in the same way to be registered, can better information be exchanged. “But that is a huge job,” says a person involved.
“We already work together a lot, we exchange more than 9,000 data per year between Brussels and Paris,” said Charles Michel. “But the terrorist threat is changing, and so we must adapt ourselves to new situations.’ Also the French prime minister Philippe praised the cooperation, which was considerably intensified after the terrorist attacks in both countries. “It is remarkable what is already happening, but the fight is not over.’
Already saved a life
Paris and Brussels have been working together at border controls. As a result, according to Michel ‘attacks prevented and lives saved”. Also, there are bi-national research teams of the police and intelligence services, when it comes to terrorism and radicalisation. There is also information exchanged on a recurring Syriëstrijders. “We follow those people together, because that can just cross the border,” says Michel.
Both countries want different forms of cooperation increase. There will, increasingly, Spain and Morocco are involved. Which countries suffer the same problems.
Michel in Paris also made clear that the European dublin regulation on the admission of migrants as ‘a fiasco’. He wants that much more than the planned 30 billion euro will be allocated for the security of the external borders.