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The Poles are the new Spanish.

By Manneken Pis   October 2003

A mother of two young boys

Any meeting of EU ambassadors scheduled for 11th September was always likely to be unusually solemn. This year, Rockwell Schnabel, US ambassador to the EU, and Javier Solana, the EU’s foreign policy chief, had been invited along to mark the anniversary. But as the meeting assembled, news came through of a fresh tragedy-Anna Lindh had died. Sven-Olof Petersson, Sweden’s man at the EU, gave a short speech paying tribute to Lindh’s career before adding, “the most important thing about her today is that she was the mother of two young boys.” Several of the…

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