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Born: February 22, 1956,
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Occupation: Politician

I have never come across a technology that doesn't change. This is inevitable. You have to adapt your systems as technology develops.
- Gijs de Vries

I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.
- Gijs de Vries

In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential.
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In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.
- Gijs de Vries

Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact.
- Gijs de Vries

The idea is to have global standards. There is so much travel that if you just had a regional standard, it would probably ultimately have to be changed.
- Gijs de Vries

You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services.
- Gijs de Vries

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