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EU Ministers Review Antiterror Measures

13 July 2005 -- European Union justice and interior ministers meet today in Brussels to review EU antiterror planning after last week's deadly bombings in London.

Britain currently holds the EU presidency. Home Secretary Charles Clarke is to chair what is being called a "crisis meeting."

The EU drafted an antiterror plan after the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States. Nearly four years after, not all EU nations have fully enacted these measures.

British government ministers appealed to their EU counterparts yesterday to work urgently to create more tools to stop the financing of terrorist groups in Europe and abroad in wake of the attacks. British Treasury chief Gordon Brown called for sanctions against countries that fail to crack down on money-laundering within their borders.


Copyright (c) 2005. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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