Statewatch article: RefNo# 35589
EU and 17 states sign foreign terrorist fighter agreement
Statewatch News Online, October 2015
"The EU and seventeen members of the Council of Europe have signed an agreement seeking to thwart foreign terrorist fighters. Up to 25,000 foreign fighters have joined groups such as the "Islamic State" and al-Qaeda."

See: EU and 17 states sign foreign terrorist fighter agreement (link)

And: Council Decision authorising signing (pdf)

Background: EU moving towards new terrorism laws; Europol on organised crime and terrorism (Statewatch database)

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