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Europe and the Arab world united in the response to terrorism

(credit: EBS/B2)
(credit: EBS/B2)

(BRUSSELS2) After the attacks in France, in Tunisia, in Kuwait, it was ultimately the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, who was able to find, at European level, the most accurate words to describe the events. “The succession of attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait today is a stark reminder that no country, no region is immune to terrorism. These attacks aim to destabilize our societies by maintaining fear, suspicion and prejudice. Both Europe and the Arab world are the targets. Together we mourn our victims and together we will face violence and bigotry. »

The answer: unity

« It is a demonstration of the fact that we are united, with our friends, our brothers, our Arab sisters. Europe and the Arab world are united as victims and we are also together the response to terrorism she declared on leaving the European Council. " It will be important to keep this unit in the next few days. There is no division between Europe and the Arab world. “The terrorists want to divide us: our response will be unity. » A message that contrasts both with its personal side and its political analysis, with the commentary, to say the least, lapidary and limited by Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, who was content with a message of condolence to the victims. By way of political viaticum, it's a bit meager...

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).