PES President reacts to horrific attack in France



Following an attack this morning on a factory in Isère in France, the PES President Sergei Stanishev expressed condolences for the events: "It is with disgust and horror that I hear of another terrorist attack on European soil. I offer my condolences and solidarity to the French people in this difficult moment."

"Now we are angry, and sad. But Francois Hollande has been clear; we must not only react with words, but we also need action, prevention, and to deter such attacks."

"These terrorists are fighting, with extreme violence, against our fundamental values of peace, democracy and freedom. Their barbarous acts will only strengthen our resolve to work harder to maintain and strengthen them, and to answer them with pluralism and openness. We will not let hate spring from hate."