Brussels, 07/01/2015

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attack in Paris

The terrorist acts carried out today in Paris are deeply shocking.

Freedom of the press is a fundamental right and we will not let these attacks undermine our values.

I express my full solidarity with France, the victims and their relatives. The European Union stands with them.

The fight against terrorism, in all its forms, is regularly at the heart of the work of the meetings of Foreign Ministers. These tragic events strengthen my determination in this direction, and I will put this item on the agenda of the next Foreign Affairs Council, on 19 January.

The EU remains united in the fight against all extremism.