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Big states back idea of 'tsar' to lead war on terror

Europe’s biggest countries have thrown their weight behind the appointment of a special counter-terrorism chief who would co-ordinate all intelligence, security and financial measures taken in the European Union to combat terrorism. Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy will back the idea on Friday at an emergency meeting of interior ministers called in the wake of last week’s Madrid bombings that killed 201 people. An EU diplomat said the counter-terrorism tsar would work under Javier Solana, the EU foreign policy chief and secretary-general of the council that represents member states, not the Commission. Full Story

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