Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on the killing of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria:
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission issued the following statement today:
"I was appalled to hear of this afternoon’s apparent terrorist attack on Israeli tourists arriving in Bulgaria.
I am deeply shocked by the scenes at Bourgas airport, where what should have been the beginning of a happy holiday ended in murder.
I send my condolences to the families of all those killed. Many more have been injured. We wish them a speedy recovery.
The EU utterly condemns all acts of terrorism, wherever they take place. The terrorists who planned and carried out this attack must be brought to justice."
"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."
Statement by EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on the terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria:
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."
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz made the following statement on the deadly attack at Burgas airport which took place on Wednesday:
"I condemn this heinous and cowardly attack on innocent holidaymakers at Burgas airport in Bulgaria. On behalf of the European Parliament, I offer my condolences to the family and friends of the victims and wish those injured a speedy recovery. A full investigation by Bulgarian and Israeli authorities is ongoing into the incident which killed citizens from both nations. Latest reports confirm that this was indeed a terrorist attack which I condemn unreservedly. Those that carried out this barbaric terrorist attack must be brought to justice."
S&Ds condemn terrorist attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria:
On 19 July, Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on Israeli tourists at Burgas airport in eastern Bulgaria:
"We strongly condemn this terrorist attack which killed and injured many Israeli tourists in eastern Bulgaria.
"We send our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims and we wish a speedy recovery to the many injured.
"Our sympathy and solidarity go out to the Israeli people under the dark shadow of this outrageous attack on innocent civilians, including children.