Svoboda on terrorist threat
The Czech Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda has said Europe must find a new balance between freedom and security in order to effectively fight terrorism. Speaking at a meeting of Czech ambassadors in Prague, Minister Svoboda said Europe must come to terms with the fact that it will be threatened by terrorism for an indefinite period of time and must take effective measures to fight against this threat. He said it was impossible to rely on rules that date back to a time when the world was threatened by different kinds of conflict. Following the attacks in London, the Czech Republic stepped up security at its airports, on the metro, railway lines, nuclear power facilities and around other high-risk buildings and institutions.