"We are deeply shocked and are mourning with the French people for the victims of these terrible and cowardly terrorist attacks. We are crying together with Paris", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, following the Paris terrorist attacks.
"These unimaginably cruel attacks are an attack on us all, on our lifestyle, our democracy and our freedom. We are all French.
But we will not let these fanatics and extremists divide Europe and our societies. We have the means to defend ourselves and will show it with every strength", he said.
"To all ideologists and extremists who are already trying to exploit these terrorist attacks for their own political goals, we are saying very clearly: all democrats will go against any cynical attempts to exploit these events", Manfred Weber concluded.