Annual report 2016

In 2016 the threat level for the Netherlands remained unabated and is still considered high. This the AIVD writes in its annual report of 2016.

Many of our neighbouring countries have been struck by terrorist attacks. Other states are attempting to channel away information through (digital) espionage and to affect decision-making processes through clandestine influencing.

The international developments that form the backdrop against which the AIVD carries out its work range from the ongoing crisis in Syria to the international involvement of Russia and the failed coup attempt in Turkey.