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The EU Counter – Terrorism Policy Responses to the Attacks in Paris (Feb.2015)


This paper was published in February 2015,  as part of CEPS LLiberty & security paper series, after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo (January 2015). 


Didier Bigo, Evelien Brouwer, Sergio Carrera, Elspeth Guild,Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet, Julien Jeandesboz, Francesco Ragazzi and Amandine Scherrer


This paper examines the EU counterterrorism policy responses to theattacks in Paris, 7-9 January 2015. It provides an overview of the main EU-level initiatives that have been put forward in the weeks following the events and that will be discussed in the informal European Council meeting of 12 February 2015. The paper argues that a majority of these proposals predated the Paris shootings and had until that point proved contentious as regards their efficacy, legitimacy and lawfulness.

 The paper is avaible here.