EU Envoy: Europe Not Halting Flow of Recruits to Militants

June 15, 2015 4:58 PM

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The European Union's counterterrorism chief says the 28-nation bloc has been unable to stem the outflow of European recruits to radical Islamic groups in Syria and Iraq.

Gilles de Kerchove told a European Parliament committee on Monday the number of Europeans joining the Islamic State group and similar extremist organizations has "stabilized" in some EU countries, like Belgium and Britain.

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