European intelligence cooperation is the most important weapon in the fight against the new threats in the 28 EU member states. The article emphasizes the
reasons that make the European Union Intelligence Analysis Centre (INTCEN) move towards an independent operational agency into the EU mechanism.
Even though, effective intelligence cooperation is hard to achieve even at the national level as different services compete for resources and attention from the decisions makers, past terrorist incidents in Europe served as a wake up for the European Commission to promote intelligence-sharing and cooperation among EU institutions and Member States.
Author: John M. Nomikos
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