The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker considers that Belgium does not need to take lessons from anyone in the fight against jihadism. “In any event, what country is perfect in the sphere of terrorism? The United Kingdom lived through harsh and heavy terrorism, as did, in the 1980s and 1990s Germany, Spain and Italy,” he stated in an interview in Le Soir published today (Thursday).
The head of the European executive paid tribute to Belgians as a nation and the inhabitants of Brussels, more particularly to the youngsters, for their courage and the resilience which they have shown following the attacks on Tuesday.
“Belgians have every right to be proud these days. They are often not as proud as they should be,” Mr Juncker considers in the article.