A GROUP of scientific experts assembled to advise the European Union and its Member States about the fight against chemical and biological terrorism met for the first time in Brussels yesterday. Their first task was to make a joint assessment of the existing knowledge about the subject in the EU and on the capacity of emergency services to deal with attacks of this kind. They will also recommend subjects for additional research, especially where this can be achieved by cooperation between specialists across Europe. In doing so, they will take ...

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