March 26, 2004

EU appoints anti-terror tsar

A raft of security measures, including the appointment of an anti-terrorism coordinator, have been agreed by European leaders.

At the start of an EU summit overshadowed by the Madrid bombing, former Dutch deputy interior minister Gijs de Vries was named as the counter-terrorism "tsar", to work under EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

New measures agreed include monitoring data from mobile phone calls and a single EU-wide arrest warrant.

The summit will also seek ways to restart talks on a constitution for the EU that will grow to 25 members in May.

Posted by gh at March 26, 2004 09:44 AM