Europe deploys Takuba task force in Mali as France draws down troops

France’s military camps in Mali are going quiet as Paris winds down its security presence in the restive West African country, but there is one notable exception. What was once a quaint army base in France’s Barkhane anti-jihadist operation is Read More …

Germany: Police seize bomb-making supplies in far-right raid

Police arrested four people and seized bomb-making supplies during raids targeting suspected far-right extremists in the western German city of Cologne on Thursday. Officers searched the homes of four men allegedly belonging to the far-right extremist scene. Police said the Read More …

Spanish Police Arrests 5 Jihadists On Suspicion Of Preparing A Terrorist Attack

With the active support of Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre, the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has arrested in Barcelona and Madrid five suspected members of an Islamic State cell. The suspects – all Algerian nationals, are believed to have Read More …

Kosovo Arrests Five Suspects for Plotting Terrorist Attacks

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution on Sunday said police had arrested five persons suspected of planning terrorist actions against country’s constitutional order and security. Explosive devices, fire arms, drones and anti-tank weapons were seized during the operation, which was conducted after several Read More …

Migrants Warned of Dangers of Land Mines on the Balkan Route

Migrants attempting to cross into Western Europe via the so-called Balkan route face several risks including drowning, abuse, exploitation and gender-based violence. Added to that is the risk posed by land mines. The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre estimates Read More …

ISIS risk in Europe ‘significantly’ reduced, says EU counter-terrorism coordinator

Islamic State “no longer has the capacity to send terrorists onto European soil” thanks to “action taken by the international coalition,” the EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, told Le Monde in an interview published Saturday. However, he warned “the Read More …

CoESS joins EU Project to launch a Regional Certification Centre for Explosive Detection Dogs and Certification Standards

In order to strengthen the detection of threats by explosives in public areas and critical infrastructures within the EU member states, a consortium created and led by Palmyra Aviation Advisors, and including CoESS, has been awarded a project grant to Read More …