EU prepares the floor for European Counter-terrorist and Intelligence Service, will start controls in Skype and Viber

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(L-R) Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens, Dutch Minister Ronald Plasterk of the Ministry of the Interior and EU Commissioner for Migration and Home affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos attend a joint media briefing at the end of a special EU Council meeting on security, in Brussels, Belgium, 24 March 2016. The EU Interior Ministers meeting's main topic were the Brussels terrorist attacks in which at least 31 people were killed and hundreds injured on 22 March 2016 and for which the so-called 'Islamic State' (IS) has claimed responsibility.

Geens: Belgian and Dutch authorities were told of the suspect’s expulsion “after landing at Schiphol (Amsterdam) and so the suspect could not be detained”


“We were shot at the core of our values of freedom of movement”, stated the Belgian Minister of Justice Koen Geens, while requesting for immediate interoperability of data bases and the full exchange of judicial information “every day”. Geens asked for better use of Schengen information service, as after Paris attacks, it was widely understood how important and valuable joint investigation efforts have been.
On French assistance , Geens suggested it was “very productive in terms of the accelera...


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