International terrorism and attitudes towards migrants in the EU


  • Valeriia Livandovska Vasyl` Stus Donetsk National University


The unprecedented intensification of terrorist acts and the current problem of the migration process have provoked intense debate among politicians, numerous analysts and scholars as to whether migration is linked to international terrorism. The influx of more than 1.9 million asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to Europe, especially after the war in Syria, has not only shaken the economy but also linked two phenomena – migration and terrorism.
Practice has shown that some political leaders in Europe are increasingly linking the risk of terrorism with migration and deviating from the official EU course in favor of their own national interests, for example, Poland, Italy and Hungary. Most countries have sharply changed their policies towards security, introducing strict control over migrants, given that terrorist groups can use illegal displacement for their own criminal purposes.


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