The European Union may appoint a special anti-terrorism Czar in the wake of last week’s Madrid bombings, top EU officials said on Monday. Proposals for tougher EU action in response to Thursday’s train blasts — killing 200 people and wounding 1,500 — are being floated amid fears that the Madrid attacks are a sign that Islamic militants are now targeting Europe. Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, whose country holds the EU presidency, said the bloc should consider appointing a security coordinator to boost cooperation between EU bodies and streamline the fight against terrorism. Full Story
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