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EU Taps Ex-Official for Counter-Terrorism Role

March 26, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels named a former Dutch minister to coordinate new counter-terrorism efforts. The presidents and prime ministers approved Gijs de Vries, a former Dutch deputy interior minister, for the post.

The European leaders met a day after many of them joined tearful relatives of the 190 victims of the Madrid train bombings at a state funeral in the Spanish capital.

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