Counter Terrorist Group

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The Counter Terrorist Group (CTG) is an grouping of intelligence agencies from 30 European countries - all 28 European Union members, Norway and Switzerland.[1]

Official narrative

The Harvard University website reports that the CTG "specifically focuses on Islamic extremist terrorism".[2]


It was spun off from the Club de Berne in 2002.


Leadership in the group is rotational on an equal footing with EU Presidency.[3]

Virtual Platform

Under the chairmanship of the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD the group is creating a virtual platform to improve exchanging intelligence on "terrorism" between European agencies.[4] According to the AIVD this process should have been completed by July 1, 2016.

Influence over the EU

CTG generates 'threat assessments' for consumption by EU policy makers.[3]