NATO head Jens Stoltenberg and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker both said that they were profoundly shocked by the attacks in Paris on Friday that have left at least 120 people dead.
European Council President Donald Tusk stated that he will ensure the G20 summit in Turkey over the weekend will react to the menace of terrorism as Juncker and he prepared to represent the European Union (EU) at the event.
On his Twitter account, Juncker said: “I am greatly shocked by the events in Paris. We stand in full solidarity with the people of France.” In a subsequent message to French President Francois Hollande, Juncker – the former prime minister of Luxembourg – stated that he was “revolted to see that France is at this same instant strike by the most odious terrorism.”
Writing in French, he said: “I think in regards to the casualties, the wounded, the saving services. I trust the authorities as well as the French people to beat this new ordeal collectively.” Other members of the European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-state EU have also responded to the assaults.