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Gijs de Vries – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by 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.

– Gijs de Vries


In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.

– Gijs de Vries


You can’t get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services.

– 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


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


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