In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential.
In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.
You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services.
We are familiar with terrorism. But indiscriminate, cross-border, religiously motivated terrorism is new.
I have never come across a technology that doesn't change. This is inevitable. You have to adapt your systems as technology develops.
If you exchange information internationally, you must strengthen data protection. Those are two sides of the same coin.
Our strategy should be to strengthen the hand of moderate Muslims.
Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact.
The central role in the fight against terrorism is with national authorities.
The European Borders Agency in Warsaw has been created to help border forces in Europe cooperate more.
There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism. Among millions of poor people in the world, only a few turn to terrorism.
Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.
We remain vulnerable. There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism.
In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.
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