ERBIL — EU official warned on Thursday that there might be negative consequences for Europe after the ongoing fight against Islamic State (IS).
Julian King, EU Commissioner for the Security Union, said during a press conference that there is a possibility of IS militants transferring their financial resources to support terrorist activities in member states of the EU, after they have been defeated in both Iraq and Syria.
King further added the European Commission is currently working on new proposals of how to counter "terrorism-linked financial transactions," in order to prevent such future activities.
The EU official also explained that there is a new expert group, which will submit its recommendations to the European Commission, in regards to dealing with and prevent radicalization in the Union. He pointed out that the EU continues putting all efforts into countering terrorism both online and within local communities.
Many European cities were attacked by IS supporters or members in the past two years, including London, Paris, Brussels, Stockholm, Berlin, Barcelona, Manchester, and Nice. As a result of the increased attacks, the Union has started focusing more on countering terrorism and preventing more attacks from happening.