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    EU warned on ‘vigilance’ after Davos spy fail

    European counter-intelligence services need to “seriously raise the level of vigilance” on Russian spies, UK activist Bill Browder has said after news of a botched operation at Davos in Switzerland. “The Swiss informed me that they were aware that I was coming to Davos, they knew the Russians were furious about me being publicly critical of Russian corruption and the Swiss believed that there was a heightened risk to my security at this year’s forum as a result,” Browder told EUobserver on Tuesday (21 January). He spoke on the first day of the World Economic Forum, an elite yearly gathering at a Swiss ski resort, after being briefed by Swiss…