George Protopapas contributed the analysis with title  ” European Union’s Intelligence Cooperation: A Failed Imagination? in The Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI),  Athens, December 2014: Research Institute For European and American Studies (RIEAS).


European intelligence cooperation is considered a sensitive topic for the European states and the European Union. The basic problems for the implementation of European intelligence cooperation are indentied in: lack of willingness from national intelligence agencies to share information, mistrust among the national intelligences agencies, and different organization structure and privilege relationship in the intelligence cooperation. In addition, the Edward Snowden’s case negatively inuenced the prospects of European intelligence cooperation,as it raises the question for the protection of personal data of citizens. The materialization of European intelligence cooperation depends on EU Member-States. They must realize that this type of cooperation is the more effective way to protect their national security and European Union as a whole from modern asymmetric threats. The establishment of an institutionalized and centralized body for European Intelligence cooperation could coordinate the national intelligence agencies and secure the protection of personal data

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