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Brussels, 12 May 2010

Message from Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, to His Excellency Mr Jan Peter Balkenende,-Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

“Dear Prime Minister,

It is with great sadness that I learned about the tragic loss of life resulting from the terrible plane accident that occurred this morning at Tripoli airport causing 61 Dutch victims.

On behalf of the European Commission and on my own behalf, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to you and to the families of the victims.

Please accept, Dear Prime Minister, the assurance of my highest consideration.

José Manuel Durão Barroso”

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