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Business Line: the high cost of high security, and fighting terror with kittens...

Europe is on high security alert following the attacks in Paris on November 13. During this short period of time Europeans have had to get used to a

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Business Line: the high cost of high security, and fighting terror with kittens...

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Europe is on high security alert following the attacks in Paris on November 13.

During this short period of time Europeans have had to get used to a new reality – with a major capital paralysed for several days, its metro and schools shut down: an unprecedented case.

Many countries announced plans to mobilise additional personnel to provide extra security, although at considerable cost. Can they afford it?

In this edition of Business Line we take a closer look at the defence budgets of EU countries – to see whether they have the money to increase security spending, and to find out who is spending the most.

Following the events in Brussels, in our IT-dedicated segment we’ll see how Belgian Twitter users were determined in their response to the threat of terrorism. What’s the best reaction to violence and hatred? Simple: photos of funny kitties!