EU Officials to Discuss Terror Finance Controls in Wake of Paris Attacks

By Irene Madongo

EU interior ministers on Friday will consider new steps to cut off financial flows to terrorist groups, including a proposal to create a bloc-wide database of bank accounts, according to sources. Following the string of coordinated attacks in Paris last week, officials from France and Luxembourg, which currently holds the Council of the European Union Presidency, have asked for a meeting by Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Brussels to discuss a united response from EU member-states. The ministers will discuss border and firearms control, among other issues, according to a statement. Officials will also weigh proposals to bolster counterterrorist-financing...