“We feel we need a Capital Market Union, Energy Union, Economic and Monetary Union but we also think we need security union”, stressed Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday (23 March), after terrorist attacks killed 31 and left over 200 injured on Tuesday (22 March) in Brussels.
In a joint press conference with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Juncker urged the Council of Ministers “to adopt the Commission’s proposal on ‘protecting external borders” and “it will adopt the directive on arms and will not give in to the pressure from the lobby groups”.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also called for “a stronger reaction” to fight “Europe’s major terrorist threat”.
“We are dealing with a terrorist organisation… hiding in our society. This war has been declared on us. We must be totally determined in fighting these threats”, Valls added.