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Spain to Push for Better Counter-Terrorism Coordination in Europe: PM

August 25, 2017

MADRID — Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday he would ask a summit attended by French, Spanish, Italian and German leaders next Monday to discuss how European cooperation on counter-terrorism efforts could be improved.

Fifteen people died last week in twin attacks by Islamist militants in the Spanish region of Catalonia.

Rajoy told a news conference he wanted European Union partners to “analyze the current cooperation mechanisms … and look at options to boost them and improve them.”

(Reporting by Angus Berwick; Writing by Sarah White; Editing by Jesus Aguado)

An armed police officer outside a stadium in Barcelona. Catalan law enforcement officials have long complained that they are not allowed to work on their own with foreign intelligence organizations.Credit Santi Palacios/Associated Press

Relatives of the men who carried out the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils last week gathered with other Muslims in the main square of Ripoll, Spain, on Saturday in support of the victims.Credit Samuel Aranda for The New York Times