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Dutchman Is Europe's Anti-Terror Czar

The Dutchman appointed as Europe’s first “anti-terrorism czar,” Gijs de Vries, seems a surprising choice: no experience in intelligence, limited political weight, representing one of Europe’s smallest countries. Nonetheless, analysts and colleagues say his intellect, political savvy and dry, businesslike approach could be the qualities needed to stitch together Europe’s disjointed efforts to fight terror. His task is formidable, a mandate requiring a skilled bureaucrat rather than a tough lawman. He will be responsible for shepherding anti-terrorist legislation through the parliaments of Europe’s 15 — soon to be 25 — countries, and for coordinating the region’s disparate law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Full Story

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