“Combatting home-grown terrorism in Europe: a case for improved police integration”

By Katharine Klacansky and Margaret Goydych

In this op-ed, the authors advocate the consolidation of existing systems of EU internal security. Today’s security focus is on the Neighbourhoods, when internal information-sharing is still lacking. However, the question is not one of further integration or new processes: The required integration exists in theory, and systems currently in place have proven their potential. What is needed is their effective use, which will require stronger (political) investment by Member States and a renewed focus on the internal security structure.

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