THELOCAL.SE REPORTS – Björn Ulvaeus sounded out his views in a debate article for Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet on Tuesday, a week after the terror attack in Brussels that killed 31 people including two Swedes.
He said that the deadly explosions in Belgium had “put the spotlight on Europe’s problem with identifying and locating jihadists” and used the opinion piece to question the resources of Belgium’s security service.
“The suicide attacks in Brussels could have been avoided if the Belgian security police were not sadly so incompetent,” argued the pop star.
He also criticised European authorities for not working more closely together to combat terrorism and suggested he agreed with the idea of a central database to monitor the movements of potential extremists and criminals across borders.
The 70-year-old said he also backed more security cameras being put up around Europe, using his own experiences as a frequently followed “public person” to make the argument that national safety should be prioritized over personal privacy.