Some of the criticisms directed at the EU on security are justified. The EU’s internal open-border policy makes it more difficult for national law enforcement to monitor the flows of terrorist suspects, financial assets and weapons. Poor information sharing between the member states’ police and intelligence services hampers effective prevention and prosecution. Political disagreements mean that EU countries often compromise on lowest-common denominator measures. To some extent, EU institutions have also failed to address some of the corruption, disillusionment, anger, discrimination and other political, social and economic grievances terrorist organizations capitalize on.
And yet, what the European Union currently offers and promises is greater than its drawbacks, for four main reasons.… Seguir leyendo »