There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism. Among millions of poor people in the world, only a few turn to terrorism.
The central role in the fight against terrorism is with national authorities.
In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.
I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.
There is a series of sectors which could be severely disrupted by terrorist attacks, particularly if they were to happen in several member states simultaneously.
In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
Indiscriminate attacks on civilians ought, under all circumstances, to be illegal in war as in peacetime.
Terrorists have failed in what is arguably al Qaida's most important objective - to trigger revolutions.
Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal physical risk people have gone to the polls and have rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home.
In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential.
The European Borders Agency in Warsaw has been created to help border forces in Europe cooperate more.
Terrorists always have the advantage of surprise.
I have never come across a technology that doesn't change. This is inevitable. You have to adapt your systems as technology develops.