|Lessons from Norway|
| [16.09.2011, 07:30am, Fri. GMT]|
|On 28 July, the Polish EU Presidency held an extraordinary joint session of the Council’s Terrorism Working Party (TWP) and Counter-Terrorism Group (COTER) following the deadly attacks in Norway on 22 July. Representatives of Europol, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission as well as the office of the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator were briefed by their Norwegian colleagues about the details of the attacks and the ongoing investigation, as well as the work of the '22 July Commission', which has been mandated by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to investigate the attacks.As agreed by all political parties, the 22 July Commission will analyse every segment and aspect of the tragedy, including the questioned response of the police to the second attack at Utoeya island.|
Particular attention was given to the variable factors that lead to radicalism and recruitment regardless of the ideology and cause promoted by terrorists, and a focus on all extreme ideologies.