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Friday 10 March: 13th European Day of Remembrance of Victims of terrorism

The news:

On Friday 10 March, the European Commission will organise a dedicated event in Brussels to mark the 13th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of terrorism. This event will bring together victims of terrorism, victim associations and psychiatrists together with European and Member States' representatives, to share their stories and experiences.

The background:

The European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism was established after the Madrid Bombings in 2004. Each year since 2005, the European Commission remembers on this date the victims of terrorist atrocities. We express our sympathy and support to those who grieve and bear the physical and psychological scars of terrorist acts. We also recall our commitment to support the victims and their families, to strengthen their rights, to defend their interests and to ensure their voices are heard.

The event:

Friday 10 March 2017: The European Commission will organise a dedicated event in Brussels to mark the 13th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism, with participation of Commissioner Julian King.

Journalists who are interested in attending the event are invited to write to david.knight@ec.europa.eu.

The sources:

Joint Statement on the European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism 2016

12th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism

AGENDA/17/465

Press contacts:

General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 11 or by email


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