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By Marianne van Leeuwen

The surprising occasions of eleven September 2001 within the usa drew around the globe recognition to the terrorist phenomenon. This paintings specializes in terrorism and the fight opposed to it in Europe - on contemporary reports, danger perceptions and the regulations of numerous ecu international locations, together with the results produced via the eleven September assaults. experts from eire, the uk, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece examine the improvement of probability perceptions touching on terrorism and counter-terrorist policy-making of their respective nations. To facilitate comparisons among their findings, they've got labored from the same set of questions. Their chapters are through contributions on appropriate policy-making and judgements within the eu Union, and at the eu enter in United countries policy-making techniques. A precis of major conclusions and suggestions is usually offered.

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Will an ‘ethical’ foreign policy119 demand priority for the rantings of foreign dissidents, or will healthy trade relations and smooth diplomacy carry the day? Either way, it would be a fine development if, having been fortified with these sweeping 113 House of Commons Debates, vol. 327, cols. 380-2wa, 12 March 1999, Jack Straw. 114 House of Lords Debates, vol. 363, cols. 152-153wa, 1 March 2001. 115 See House of Lords Committee on the European Union, UK Participation in the Schengen Acquis, 199900 HL 34.

While a clear distinction can be drawn between organized crime and terrorism, it is still worth taking note of these developments, as it is not always possible to maintain the distinction in Ireland. Indeed, the Irish government has a firmly established policy of deploying its anti-terrorist measures against organized crime. Moreover, there is evidence of crossfertilization between organized crime and some of the Irish terrorist organizations, particularly INLA and the Protestant terrorist organizations in Northern Ireland.

64 Next, the criminalization of mercenary activities was put on the agenda because of reports that British Muslims had travelled to Afghanistan intending to fight for the 60 61 62 63 64 See further: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Strengthening the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, Cm. 5484 (London: 2002). The Times, 4 May 2002, p. 2. See House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union, Counter-Terrorism: The European Arrest Warrant Procedure (2001-02 HL 34); House of Lords Debates, vol.

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