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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New European Counter Terrorism Effort Didn’t Prevent Brussels Attacks

Soldiers patrol in central Brussels on March 23, 2016, a day after triple bomb attacks in the Belgian capital. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

Soldiers patrol in central Brussels on March 23, 2016, a day after triple bomb attacks in the Belgian capital. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

After the terror attacks in Paris last November, European nations formed a new intelligence organization to make it easier for countries to share information with each other.

But the Brussels attacks yesterday are highlighting just how challenging it is for nations to share intelligence with each other.

Politico Europe reporter Giulia Paravicini tells Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti that many countries are still guarding their own intelligence information.

Guest

  • Giulia Paravicini, Politico Europe reporter. She tweets @gparavicini.

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