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Europol Releases European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2023

Europol published its European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2023 (TE-SAT) this week.

The report provided the most comprehensive and up-to-date intelligence picture of terrorism in the European Union. It was based on data provided to Europol by EU Member States on terrorist attacks and terrorism-related arrests in the European Union.

Among its key findings was that terrorism continued to pose a serious threat. In 2022, 28 completed, failed or foiled attacks were recorded in the EU. Sixteen attacks were completed, and four people tragically lost their lives, two resulting from jihadist attacks and two from a right-wing terrorist attack.

The report said that EU Member States continued to view jihadist terrorism as the most prominent threat in the EU. Out of the 380 individuals arrested by EU Member States in 2022 for terrorism-related offences, 266 were carried out for jihadist offences.

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