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European Commission


Brussels, 19 July 2012

Statement by EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on the terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria

"The European Commission strongly condemns the horrific terror attack against Israeli citizens in Bulgaria. Our thoughts go to victims, their families and beloved ones in Bulgaria and in Israel."

EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, contacted her Bulgarian counterpart last night to offer the support of the European Commission. Europol also stands ready to assist Bulgarian authorities in its investigations if requested.

"The European Commission reiterates its strong commitment to stand beside EU Member States in fighting against these barbaric acts and in bringing the perpetrators to justice."

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