by LIAM DEACON8 Mar 2017
Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, speaks during the launch of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, on February 22, 2016. (JERRY LAMPEN/AFP/Getty)Mr. Wainwright, a former MI5 intelligence analyst, also said the UK would continue to corporate and share intelligence with EU institutions after Brexit. Yet Europol, he added, would be weaker without active UK engagement.“The status of Britain’s involvement is going to change come what may, there’s no reason though that it can’t continue to exercise at least some significant influence but from a different position,” he said.Mr. Wainwright’s comments follow around two years of terror attack across the continent since the height of the migrant crisis, particularly in France, Belgium, and Germany.Britain has escaped a recent atrocity, but it was revealed earlier this week that UK security services have foiled 13 potential attacks since June 2013.The Islamic State bombings, shootings, and truck attacks in Paris, Brussels, and Nice killed hundreds and Germany has suffered 21 months of Islamist suicide bombings, shootings, and axe attacks.The terrorists in Germany have included numerous asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Algeria, as well as several German citizens of Turkish descent indoctrinated in radical Islam. Around seven of the plots and attacks are thought to have been linked to Islamic State.