Weather
Monte-Carlo, MC
clear sky
9.5 ° C
11.1 °
2.2 °
66%
3.6kmh
0%
Fri
12 °
Sat
12 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
12 °
Tue
14 °
Breaking News

Makeover of Casino Square to dramatically change the look of Monte Carlo

Terror suspect’s escape highlights security failures in Europe

Terror suspect’s escape highlights security failures in Europe

By Staff Writer - December 28, 2016

franceborder
The full extent to which the Berlin attacker Anis Amri crossed several European borders in his flight from Germany has now become apparent.

Having fled from Berlin, where he had killed 12 people at a Christmas Market on December 19, the 24-year-old jihadist was able to board an overnight bus to the city of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, before taking another coach to Lyon, in central France.

From Lyon, he took a train to Chambery, in the French Alps, before travelling on to the outskirts of Milan. His luck ran out only when he was stopped in the early hours of the morning at a suburban train station in the Italian city.

His flight across three European borders has called into question the Schengen Agreement, which was signed on June 14, 1985, and the efficiency of European intelligence services. But Mr Amri’s escapade is particularly galling for the French authorities, which only recently extended the country’s state of emergency.

For the 2017 elections, right-of-centre political parties, particularly in the Netherlands (March 15), and France (April 30 and May 7) and Germany (October 22), are expected to capitalise on the successive security failures.

READ ALSO: Interpol notes that Monaco checks it
READ ALSO: Monaco’s Digital Security Agency takes stride
READ ALSO: Anti-drone system now live

shares
SHARE
Previous articleAll day charity event Thursday
Next articleParis takes steps against pollution

daily

January 16, 2020 | Local News

There’s a new bailiff in town

Stephanie Horsman

Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.

0
January 14, 2020 | Local News

Monaco crime rates continue to fall

Stephanie Horsman

General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.

0
Stephanie Horsman

As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.

0
Cassandra Tanti

Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives and Prince's Palace Library, and Colonel Tony Varo, Superior Commander of the Public Force, have been distinguished by the French High Authorities.

0