EU commission keen to set up new counter-terrorism office http://euobserver.com/9/32104
The European Commission is testing the water for creating a new EU internal security body on the model of Catherine Ashton's European External Action Service (EEAS). Speaking at a European Parliament hearing in Brussels on Wednesday (30 March), commission counter-terrorism director Olivier Luyckx envisaged a new entity that would pull together existing security agencies Cepol, Cosi, Eurojust, Europol and Frontex under EU counter-terrorism co-ordinator Gilles de Kerchove.Belgium's system goes from one (the lowest) to four. The country is normally on level two, but US, Israeli and Jewish interests are on three. For his part, Andre Vandoren, a senior Belgian intelligence officer put forward the modest idea that EU countries should use one system of terrorist alerts.The last time it jumped from two to four was due to a plot to attack Christmas festivities in winter 2007. Greek parcel bombs last year saw it briefly go from two to three and back again. "I'm sorry, but if you know Brussels, and with the EU and Nato here, I think two is the minimum," Vandoren said. "Antwerp is the second Jewish city in the world after New York and we have already had attacks in Brussels and Antwerp against Jewish targets."
[more consolidation and more secrecy between each member states cooperation in counter terrorism measures,as if Neoconopticon wasnt bad enough...and notice the concern about jewish targets specifically...ill dig deeper into this later on te day...for now ORWELLIAN STATE CONSOLIDATES AND SEEKS EXPANDED POWERS..