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EU Parliament seeks joint action on terror

STRASBOURG (AP) The European Parliament yesterday overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling for closer cooperation to fight terrorism. The European Union assembly voted 467 to 56 with 41 abstentions to call on EU governments to upgrade police and judicial cooperation. The vote was called in response to the renewed violence by the ETA Basque separatist group in Spain, and other recent attacks in Northern Ireland and Corsica. In the resolution, which is not binding on European states, legislators called for a single, EU-wide extradition system by which suspected terrorists and other criminals could be transferred to the country where an arrest warrant has been issued. The parliament called for the creation of a European search and arrest warrant as part of such a system.