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In the wake of the CIA torture report

A report on CIA interrogation practices has sparked an international debate on the methods used to fight terror. Several European states are also believed to have tolerated CIA prisons on their territory. How can Europe face up to its responsibilities here?

Le Jeudi - Luxembourg | Thursday, 18. December 2014

CIA methods destroy democracy

The CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques in the fight against terror are not only inefficient but also hurt our democracies, the left-liberal weekly magazine le Jeudi warns: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Monday, 15. December 2014

London must investigate torture allegations

Now that the US Senate has published its CIA torture report the British parliament in London must also investigate whether British intelligence services were involved, the left-liberal daily The Guardian urges: » more

The Times - United Kingdom | Sunday, 14. December 2014

Torture legitimate in fight against terror

British MPs want access to the blacked-out passages in the US Senate's report on CIA torture practices in order to assess the involvement of the British intelligence service. The ill-treatment of terror suspects is justified if it prevents terror attacks, the conservative daily The Times writes: » more

Die Presse - Austria | Friday, 12. December 2014

CIA report a triumph for liberal society

The US is under fire in the wake of the revelations about CIA torture practices but we shouldn't forget that the US Senate's report is also proof of a functioning democracy, the liberal-conservative daily Die Presse argues: » more

Le Soir - Belgium | Thursday, 11. December 2014

Europe has dirtied its hands

Europe's role in the CIA's interrogation methods must be clarified, the liberal daily Le Soir demands: » more

Delfi - Lithuania | Thursday, 11. December 2014

Lithuania needs to know about CIA prisons

The report of the US Senate on the CIA's interrogation methods indicates that Lithuania also had a secret prison. But high-ranking politicians in the country have denied having any knowledge of the facility. Political scientist Kęstutis Girnius calls for light to be shed on the matter: » more

Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | Thursday, 11. December 2014

Poland has nothing to blame itself for

Poland must face the consequences for having tolerated CIA prisons on its territory but morally it is above reproach, writes the liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza: » more

Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | Thursday, 11. December 2014

Hatred of the West understandable

In view of what the report on CIA torture has brought to light we needn't be surprised that so many people are joining radical Islamist organisations, the liberal daily Eesti Päevaleht comments: » more

De Standaard - Belgium | Wednesday, 10. December 2014

Torture makes Democrats barbaric

The report on CIA torture methods is a lesson in humility faced with the power of terror, the liberal daily De Standaard warns: » more

El País - Spain | Wednesday, 10. December 2014

Monitor agents, close down Guantánamo

The left-liberal daily El País sees a unique opportunity for Obama to finally shut down Guantánamo: » more

Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | Wednesday, 10. December 2014

Criticism of secret service torture hypocritical

The CIA torture practices against presumed terrorists were well known to everyone in political Washington, the liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes writes, showing little sympathy with the sudden outcry at the revelations: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Tuesday, 9. December 2014

European states are CIA's accomplices

For the left-liberal daily The Guardian the torture report is just the start of an investigation process in which European states will also be called to account: » more

Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | Friday, 25. July 2014

Poland complicit in CIA prison torture

The European Court of Human Rights found Poland guilty of complicity in the unlawful detention and torture of two terrorist suspects in a secret CIA prison. The Polish government should have uncovered the case much earlier, the liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza writes, annoyed: » more

Polityka Online - Poland | Monday, 27. January 2014

Poland no place for US's anti-terror campaign

In exchange for 15 million dollars, Poland allowed the CIA to set up one of its key secret detention centres in the northern Polish village of Stare Kiejkuty in 2003 as part of the fight against terror, the Washington Post reported last Thursday. The left-liberal news portal Polityka Online doubts the existence of the prison: » more

Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | Thursday, 19. July 2012

West must preserve its own values despite terror

The European Court of Justice in Strasbourg on Monday summoned Poland to release documents regarding the possible torture of presumed terrorist Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in a Polish CIA jail in 2002/2003. Tomasz Wróblewski, chief editor of the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita, then warned that releasing the documents would hinder the war on terror. The liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza responds: » more

The Irish Times - Ireland | Thursday, 30. November 2006

CIA activity in Europe

For one year, a European Parliament Committee has been inquiring into EU complicity in illegal CIA activity in Europe. The daily responds to the first conclusions released on Tuesday, ... » more

La Repubblica - Italy | Thursday, 7. September 2006

The American battle against terrorism

As the anniversary of September 11th approaches, the American president George Bush has recognised for the first time the existence of secret CIA prisons and announced that he is going to reinforce the anti-terrorist struggle. The editorialist Vittorio Zucconi considers that these declarations have not appeared out of the blue. "The imminent fifth anniversary and the nightmare of a possible Republican defeat in November's Parliamentary elections have obligated George Bush to give up the mantra 'Trust me', and to place parliament, the media and the electorate before the responsibility of deciding which are the limits and the frontiers of the secret war that Washington is waging against Islamic terrorist organisations. ... This adds up to asking: » more

Politiken - Denmark | Friday, 8. September 2006

Bush and the secret CIA prisons

The newspaper comments on US President George W. Bush's admission that the CIA is still running secret prisons in foreign countries. "We can regard it ... » more

El País - Spain | Wednesday, 28. June 2006

The anti-terror fight according to Dick Marty

The Swiss MP, Dick Marty, presented his report on the CIA's secret flights in Europe to the Council of Europe on Tuesday, June 27. Questioned ... » more

La Repubblica - Italy | Thursday, 8. June 2006

Europe in the CIA's web

"The investigation by Senator Dick Marty, which cites Italy as one of seven European countries that violated human rights by approving and participating in the ... » more

Der Standard - Austria | Thursday, 8. June 2006

Europe's role in the CIA's anti-terror campaign

The Europeans would be well advised to stop criticising the US's anti-terrorism strategy now,” Adelheid Wölfl writes. The inquiry report "not only offers a detailed ... » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Thursday, 8. June 2006

Europe snagged in CIA's global 'spider's web'

"Such lawless practices [as described in the Council of Europe report], including the outsourcing of torture to friendly despots, are spreading like a lethal virus," ... » more

Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | Thursday, 8. June 2006

Europe's role in the CIA's anti-terror campaign

"There is no proof, and it seems highly unlikely that there ever will be. Nonetheless, the Council of Europe's report gives great cause for concern," ... » more

Diario Sur - Spain | Thursday, 8. June 2006

Europe in the CIA's web

The daily's editorialist believes the Spanish government presently finds itself in a 'difficult patch' since, according to Dick Marty's assertions, the Palma de Mallorca airport ... » more

Le Temps - Switzerland | Thursday, 8. June 2006

Europe in the CIA's web

Editorialist Richard Werly denounces the way European countries have reacted to Dick Marty's report. "It's quite rich for the United Kingdom, Sweden, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy, Macedonia, ... » more


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