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LISBON, July 11 – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday terrorism was a risk of modern life and more people died on Portuguese highways than in terror attacks, Lusa news agency reported.
Barroso said he and EU Justice Minister Franco Frattini would lay out an anti-extremist action plan at a Wednesday news conference following a meeting of EU interior ministers, Lusa reported.
Terrorism «makes up part of the risks of contemporary life», Barroso said after meeting Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio in Lisbon.
«Highway accidents (in Portugal) kill more people than any terrorist attack,» Lusa quoted him as saying.
Barroso gave no details about possible measures to be discussed on Wednesday. (reuters)