The foreign-fighter phenomenon in war-torn countries like Iraq and Syria has turned the European Union into an exporter of terrorism, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday. The European diplomat stressed that it had been often EU citizens who "go off to wage violent jihad in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, and not the reverse."
"The reality is that our continent exports more than imports terrorism," Mogherini said in a keynote address at the European Union Institute for Security Studies' (EUISS) annual conference.
Mogherini said the need to tackle the "seemingly innumerable" crises required a unified strategy instead of "turning inwards" and building walls.
"Walls are of little use when there is no fine line separating the inside from the outside," she underscored, outlining key ideas in Europe’s anti-crises strategy.Read More »