Over the last few years, European citizens have been seriously affected by terrorism. While some terror threats were prevented, a number of attacks committed revealed deficiencies in both legislation and in cooperation between the Member States. In order to address these shortcomings, the European Parliament, at the initiative of the EPP Group, set up a special committee on terrorism. The committee will look into existing legal and practical instruments in the fight against terrorism and suggest recommendations on how to close gaps in cooperation and information exchange between national law enforcement authorities. The Committee on Terrorism (TERR) started work in September 2017 and has a term of 12 months.


Press Release
05.07.2018 - 09:37

Comprehensive proposals for anti-terror infrastructure

Terrorism across Europe can only be addressed by preventing radicalisation, enhancing cooperation, data exchange and giving strong support to victims of terrorism. Concrete proposals on such...
Germany Raises Security Level
Press Release
14.09.2017 - 11:06

Committee on terrorism: new European approach to security

The new European Parliament Committee on Terrorism (TERR), initiated by the EPP Group, met for the first time today. It will have one year to assess how counter-terrorism policies and tools can be...
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Press Release
06.07.2017 - 13:18

EP approves establishment of special committee on terrorism

On the initiative of the EPP, ECR and ALDE Groups and with the support of an overwhelming majority (527 votes in favour, 73 against, and 36 abstentions) in the House, the European Parliament today...
Priorities for the European Parliament
Press Release
07.06.2017 - 14:47

Terrorism: EPP and ALDE Groups want a special committee

The Chairmen of the EPP and ALDE Groups want to set up a special committee in the European Parliament as soon as possible to examine what is needed to improve Europe's anti-terror cooperation...
Germany Raises Security Level
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 14:02

One year after Brussels attacks, we are making Europe safer

One year on from the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the EPP Group remains committed to pushing forward tough measures to help the fight against radical terrorism. After the attacks in Paris, the...
Anti-terror law with tougher measures against terror networks
15.02.2017 - 16:15

Anti-terror law with tougher measures against terror networks

A new EU anti-terror law before the European Parliament this week aims to step up the fight against terror recruitment, planning, training and financing, as well as caring for the victims. EPP Group...