by Mircea OPRIS
Gilles de Kerchove, the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator, gave an exclusive interview for COTERMOLA Gryphon, taking about the new challenges EU has to face in order to counter terrorism in Europe and worldwide.
Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil, in Brussels, the international conference organized by the International Federation (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) on “Journalism in the Shadow of Anti-Terror Laws” has concluded by calling for a review of anti -terror legislation which undermines journalists’ independence .The event was held in Brussels on 10th-11th September, 2011.
The conference offered COTERMOLA the unique chance to interview the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator, named by the press as EU’s “Mr Anti – Terrorism”, exactly at the commemoration time of what is considered to be the biggest terrorist attack in recent history.
EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove answered questions about the challenges involved in keeping Europe safe. Gilles de Kerchove replied frankly to the points raised, giving a professional, well-balanced insight into how Europe is tackling the terrorist threat in 2011 and in the future.
Video interview, part 1 to 3, on the links below: