Tajani: Europe Will Combat Terrorism Together

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani. (Stock photo by TASR/AP)

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) – The summit of the EU’s national parliaments in Bratislava on Monday is sending out a signal that Europe will fight against terrorism together, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani stated at the event, commenting on the setting up of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) for Europol.

Tajani also urged the secret services from individual member countries to cooperate more closely, “because terrorism doesn’t know any borders”.

Stating that Europe is living in difficult times, including Brexit, security threats, the unemployment of mainly the young and migration as the chief causes of concern, Tajani said that people expect solutions from the EU’s bodies.

Nonetheless, people tend to believe that the EU isn’t able to react flexibly enough to their concerns. “This pours oil on the flames of populism,” said Tajani, adding that populists are attempting to create the appearance of a discrepancy between the European project and national interests.

“The EU has done a lot for its people, but these results from the past aren’t enough for securing a future for the European project as well,” said Tajani, adding that more needs to be done. At the same time he stressed that tangible results should be the best response to populism.