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Europe's Chief on Terrorism to Reassure U.S. on Efforts

Europe’s new counterterrorism coordinator, Gijs de Vries, is scheduled to meet with Tom Ridge, the secretary of homeland security, in Washington on Monday to assure the United States that Europe is toughening its counterterrorism practices and to ask for closer cooperation between the United States and the European Union in combating terrorists. Mr. de Vries’s job was created by European Union leaders in the wake of the March 11 train bombings in Madrid that killed 191 people and signaled that Europe was a target for the kind of large attacks that have hit countries from the United States to Indonesia. His job is to accelerate a range of European Union-level counterterrorism initiatives meant to consolidate intelligence and integrate responses to threats to the union’s 25 members. Full Story

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