In light of reports that are provided to us by our foreign partners and our own observations, there are objective reasons to be worried and we are now at the same level of threat in 1995 said Mr. Squarcini.
The French head of counterterrorism noted that the threat in France is threefold: the French convert who is radicalized and set up his operation alone, the Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), to dispatch commandos to carry out attacks in France and the jihadists, those French people who go to Afghanistan or Yemen, Somalia tomorrow and come back illegally, seasoned to continue their fight on French soil.
According to Mr. Squarcini, France, because of its history, its commitment to Afghanistan, taken firm positions on foreign policy and debate in society as the law on the veil, is the subject of a very special interest of some radical Islamist movement.
During an interview with British daily Financial Times, the head of Philips Electronics, Gerard Kleisterlee told that the giant Dutch electronics general public should be able to achieve its growth sales of more than 10% in fiscal 2004.
On 26 May, the Hungarian Parliament, at the instigation of Jobbik, a party of extreme-right has gained many seats in April, passed a controversial law that gives the possibility to ethnic Hungarians living in neighboring countries who obtain Hungarian citizenship. In response, the Slovak deputies have adopted the same day a law on dual citizenship depriving ethnic Hungarians (almost 10% of the 5.4 million inhabitants) of the Slovak nationality if they decide to adopt that of Hungary.
The announcement of ETA in Spain leaves more than skeptical.