Condolences to the people of France
Please allow me to express my heartfelt condolences to the people of France and to the families and friends of those who have so tragically lost their lives in an attack against the values of this great, open, tolerant and welcoming nation.
Even though these attacks have caused shock and revulsion among all of us who value liberty, equality and fraternity, my nation will stand together with France as we are rooted together against these repugnant acts and all forms of terrorism and extremism. Your country and one of Romania’s closest friend and ally is a beacon of the democratic and free way of life and will remain an example to the world, despite those who threaten it.
My thoughts and prayers go out to those who are injured, to those who have lost loved ones and anyone affected in any way by these atrocities. We feel your grief; we stand shoulder to shoulder in mourning with our French brothers and sisters in this time of great distress and darkness, as this was not just an attack on Paris or France, but an attack on us all.
Member of the European Parliament
Vice-president for foreign policy of the S&D Group in the European Parliament