Gijs de Vries
No doubt the mujahedin are quaking with fear today. From EUbusiness.com:
Former Dutch deputy interior minister Gijs de Vries is in line to be appointed the European Union’s new anti-terrorism coordinator at an EU summit this week, officials said Wednesday.
EU foreign affairs chief Javier Solana will nominate de Vries when EU leaders decide Thursday evening whether to press ahead with the new job, which was proposed after the March 11 attacks in Madrid, sources said.
The post of anti-terrorism coordinator was proposed by EU interior ministers last week to oversee the disparate fields involved in the fight against extremism.
De Vries, 47, is the only name in the frame so far, the sources said.
He was deputy interior minister of the Netherlands between 1998 and 2002. He sat on a convention that drafted the EU’s first constitution, another major issue to be tackled by the heads of government Thursday.
De Vries’ new post, of course, has been dubbed “Mr. Terrorism” by EU officials.