In this article for Deutsche Welle, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek challenges the EU’s sincerity with regards to addressing the democratic problems Turkey faces and raises the question of why negotiation chapters 23 (judiciary and fundamental rights) and 24 (justice, freedom and security) of the accession talks are currently still blocked.
BBC News (UK)November 22, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is mentioned by BBC News on the latest developments of the Turkey-Eu relations.
Corriere della Sera (Italy)November 19, 2016
The online version of the well-known Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera releases an article on EFD’s latest publication: “Jihadist Hotbeds – Understanding Local Radicalisation Processes”, edited by EFD Visiting Fellow Arturo Varvelli.
Pan European Networks (Brussels)November 18, 2016
EFD President and head of the Counter Extremism Project Brussels is interviewed by Pan European Networks, a leading independent online newspaper, on global efforts to tackle radicalisation.
Daily News Egypt (Egypt)November 16, 2016
Daily News Egypt mentions EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour on why youngsters slip into radicalisation. “Mansour calls for a social and political rethinking process of the phenomenon of radicalisation in order to prevent and combat ideological extremism. It is a process, in which everyone in society should take part.”
DW Türkçe (Germany)November 14, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek writes for DW Türkçe on the worsening relationship between Turkey and the EU as a result of serious problems in Turkey in terms of fundamental rights and freedoms & Turkish government’s increasingly negative attitude towards the EU.
Deutsche Welle (Germany)November 9, 2016
“We don’t know where America is going to go and what we’ve seen in the campaign is not inspiring,” says EFD President and Founder Roberta Bonazzi in this interview with Deutsche Welle regarding the election of Donald Trump.
Mashreq Politics & Culture Journal (Germany)October 31, 2016
EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is mentioned by the Mashreq Politics & Culture Journal in an event report on the “Conference on the Muslim youth in Germany between integration, compartmentalisation and new ways”, organised by the Frankfurt Research Centre for Global Islam. Mansour called for a social and political rethinking process of the phenomenon of radicalisation, in order to prevent and combat ideological extremism.
tv diskurs (Germany)October 30, 2016
In this article, EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann highlights that media outlets often involuntarily serve as extended propaganda channels of terrorist organisations.
Neue Westfälische (Germany)October 30, 2016
Educators are left absolutely unprepared by their professional training to deal with the issue of Salafism in schools, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour explains in this interview with Neue Westfälische. We must invest into preventive measures to enable the teachers to recognise radicalisation through means of rhetoric, behaviour and mindset.
Die Welt (Germany)October 28, 2016
EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is mentioned by the German Die Welt on the collaboration of the federal and state governments with Muslim associations. Closer examination is required to guarantee the compatibility of the associations’ understanding of religion with Germany’s liberal and democratic fundamental order, says Mansour. This requires a careful selection of those associations that can be considered as partners in prevention and youth work.
Samtiden (Sweden)October 26, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is mentioned by the Swedish magazine Samtiden on the controversial decision some Swedish cities have taken to rehabilitate former Isis fighters and other extremists by providing them with housing, employment, education and financial support.
Daily Mail (UK)October 19, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Samir Amghar is mentioned by the Daily Mail regarding the case of a French Muslim woman, who won a court order lifting a travel ban she says was imposed due to her ultra-conservative Salafist belief.
jetzt.de (Germany)October 18, 2016
In this interview with jetzt.de, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour cautions that the recent chalking up of military victories against Isis should not be equated with progress in the battle against the groups’ extremist ideology. We must continue all the more to fight Islamist radicalisation, Mansour urges, as followers of the ideology are increasingly prevented from leaving the country, raising the potential for attacks in Germany.
AGI (Italy)October 18, 2016
Following a press briefing held by the European Foundation for Democracy on preventing radicalisation in Italy, with EFD Senior Fellow Dr Valentina Colombo as the main speaker, the Italian news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italiana (AGI) issued a press release with Colombo’s statements.