In the field of police and judicial cooperation, measures are set to be implemented including further improving information sharing, increasing protection of external borders and ramping up the determined efforts to curb the illegal arms trade and terrorist financing. The EU agencies Europol and Eurojust play an important networking role in intensifying police and judicial cooperation.
The causes of radicalisation are also set to be addressed through a comprehensive approach. With a view to preventing radicalisation, reconnaissance is to be increased and public awareness efforts are to counter terrorist propaganda. Moreover, illegal terrorist content published on the internet is set to be detected and, in cooperation with internet companies, removed.
The European Council statement also includes foreign policy measures in the sphere of international cooperation, such as stronger cooperation with third countries in the field of security and in combating terrorism, intensive coordination at the international level and a dialogue between cultures and civilisations to promote fundamental freedoms together.