On the terrorist attacks in Brussels: Joint statement of the EU Heads of State or Government and the leaders of the EU institutions
EU News 100/2016
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 the 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.
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The European Union flags outside the Berlaymont building are lowered to half mast to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks which took place on 22 March 2016 at Brussels Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station.Date: 22/03/2016 Reference: P-031287/00-08 © European Union, 2016 URL