Annual report 2015: a range of threats to the Netherlands

Threats against the Netherlands come from all sides and are increasingly complex and multifaceted, according to the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) in its annual report.

In 2015 the threat of jihadism declared its presence most emphatically in several serious attacks in Europe. In addition the AIVD identified a record number of cyberattacks against Dutch government bodies. The volatility of international political relations is exacerbated by Russia's unpredictability. In our own country the influx of migrants has led to sharper oppositions in our society. These are the developments that influenced 2015's threat picture and that will continue to do so.