BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — In November, a series of coordinated attacks at various locations in Paris left 130 dead and over 300 injured.
"There are no other solutions than to work together, this also the case for exchange of information — it's of great importance. And I can tell you, security issues, there is a gap there. Some member-states, if not all member-states keep the best of the information for themselves, they want to take information and intelligence but not give," Avramopoulos said.
Following the attacks, Avramopoulos called for creation of a joint European intelligence agency, reminding that a counter-terrorism center at Europol, established in April to support national law enforcement authorities in fighting foreign terrorists, terrorist financing, violent extremist content online, and illicit trafficking of firearms, was the first step toward the agency.