Due to the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, the European Union (EU) is currently facing an increased risk of terrorism, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said on Tuesday.
“With the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas and the polarization it is causing in our society, and with the end of year holidays approaching in the European Union, there is a huge risk of terrorist attacks” , she said after arriving at the EU meeting. interior ministers in Brussels.
Johansson discussed Saturday’s stabbing attack in Paris, which killed a German tourist and injured two others, as well as previous incidents.
The commissioner announced that it was planned to allocate an additional 30 million euros for the protection of certain objects, such as places of worship.
Against the backdrop of hostilities in the Middle East and Ukraine, EU ministers will consult on security within the bloc. The agenda also includes discussions on the Schengen area and progress on reforming asylum and migration rules.
Source: The Delfi