Jihadist terrorism remains EU Member States’ main concern, according to latest TE-SAT report
Published on: 14 Jun 2023
This report is based on data provided to Europol by EU Member States on terrorist attacks and terrorism-related arrests in the European Union.
Commenting on the TE-SAT, Europol’s Executive Director Catherine De Bolle said:
“Fighting terrorism remains a priority for Europol and for the EU. We will continue to work closely with all our partners in order to mitigate terrorist threats to the community by denying terrorists the means and limiting their space to plan, to finance and carry out attacks, by countering radicalisation and by enhancing information exchange and police cooperation. With the TE-SAT 2023, I am pleased to reemphasise our commitment to these efforts as we continue towards our joint goal of Making Europe Safer”.
The report is based on qualitative and quantitative data provided by Member States on terrorist attacks, arrests and court decisions issued for terrorist offences. Europol’s partners also provided valuable qualitative information and assessments that enrich the findings of the report, in order to reflect on developments beyond the EU that affect the security of the EU and its citizens.
Information on convictions and acquittals for terrorist offences, as well as on amendments to national legislation on terrorism provided by Eurojust and based on data shared by Member States, complements the report.
The quantitative analysis presented in the TE-SAT reflects Member States’ definitions of terrorist offences according to national legislation. Download the TE-SAT 2023 report.