What’s next in Brussels shutdown

24 March 2016

EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed on CBSN to discuss radicalisation prevention in light of the major attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on 22 March. In the interview, Bonazzi highlights the difficulty protecting any city in an open society and soft targets in particular, like those with minimal security in which the Brussels bombers attacked earlier this week.

She also speculates that the attacks may have coincided with the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, which took place on Friday only on Friday 18 March. Prevention is key, she adds. Without an effective strategy, we risk similar attacks taking place in the future.

The interview is in English and can be watched here.