Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello


  • Marie-Helen MarasEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_516


The European Union has developed several policies and actions to combat terrorism. The EU’s counterterrorism strategy is fourfold. It seeks to prevent terrorism, protect people and property against terrorism, pursue terrorists, and respond to terrorism. To achieve this, the EU has implemented measures that seek to disrupt terrorists’ operations, prevent radicalization and recruitment of terrorists, secure critical infrastructures and borders, impede terrorists’ plans and actions, cut off terrorists’ funding and support, improve information sharing, enhance cooperation among agencies, and coordinate responses in the event of a terrorist attack.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA