EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met with a delegation from the European Jewish Congress, headed by its President Moshe Kantor, in the French city of Strasbourg on Wednesday. “I expressed my deepest condolences following the tragic recent attacks in Paris. Friday’s attack on the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris piled pain upon pain for the people of France and Europe as a whole,” she said in a statement tonight.
“I have said many times since the attack on Charlie Hebdo that there must be no divide between what the European Union does internally, and what we do externally, when it comes to our security,” she stated.
“The EU is built on a belief that we can combat cross-border phenomena – from combatting the rise of anti-Semitic incitement on the internet, to tackling extremist ideology abroad, one of the priorities in developing a comprehensive strategy to combat emerging threats in the Middle East,” she added.