Belgium faces renewed questions on backing for security services

22 March 2016

The Financial Times reports on yesterday's terror attacks in Brussels that killed over 30 people, while mentioning the European Foundation for Democracy and EFD Senior Policy Advisor Alexander Ritzmann. The article questions whether politicians and security services could have done more to prevent this attack and potential terror attacks in the future.

Ritzmann is quoted in the article as suggesting that "a network like this should have been prevented by intelligence and security agencies; this is exactly what their purpose is." He also argues that Belgium should increase its security resources to prevent future attacks, but that it also needs to strengthen cooperation with other European security agencies.

The article is in English and can be read here.