Joint statement by the EU home affairs ministers on the recent terrorist attacks in Europe
We affirm our unshakeable unity and solidarity in the fight against all forms of terrorism.
We are deeply shocked by the horrific terrorist attacks which have taken place in recent weeks in Paris, Dresden, Conflans-Saint-Honorine, Nice, Vienna and other places, and we condemn these barbaric acts in the strongest possible terms. Our thoughts at this time are with the victims, but also with their relatives and friends, to whom we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. We also pay our great respect to the Austrian police officer who was critically injured in the line of duty. We pledge our support and solidarity to the affected countries and their people, and to the cities where the attacks took place. We will continue to pursue our joint efforts against terrorism with determination and will in no way compromise on our shared belief in human dignity, tolerance, democracy, justice and freedom, including freedom of speech.