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Joint statement of the EU Heads of State or Government and the leaders of the EU institutions on the terrorist attacks in Brussels

European Council
  • 22/03/2016
  • 16:10
  • Statements and remarks
  • 153/16
  • Justice
  • Home Affairs
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
22/03/2016
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Preben Aamann
European Council President Spokesperson
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The European Union mourns the victims of today's terrorist attacks in Brussels. It was an attack on our open democratic society.  

Our common European institutions are hosted in Brussels, thanks to the generosity of the government of Belgium and the Belgian people. The European Union and its Member States stand firm with Belgium in solidarity and are determined to face this threat together with all necessary means.

This latest attack only strengthens our resolve to defend European values and tolerance from the attacks of the intolerant. We will be united and firm in the fight against hatred, violent extremism and terrorism.