Bulgarian PM Borissov: ‘Europeans need to show world terrorism will not destroy our civilisation’

Today more than ever, all Europeans need to show the world that they will not let terrorism destroy our civilisation, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on March 22 in reaction to the deadly terrorist bomb blasts at Zaventem Airport in Brussels and the city’s metro railway.

Bulgaria sharply and strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attacks, and Bulgaria stands alongside Belgium in solidarity against terrorism, Borissov said.

“Brussels is not just the Belgian capital. It is the capital of a united Europe. This is the heart of a community to which Bulgaria belongs. Today more than ever, all Europeans need to show the world that we will not let terrorism destroy our civilisation . I know that we will do this in the most convincing way because it’s part of our common values, our common morality and culture,” the Bulgarian Prime Minister said.

He assured Belgium of Bulgaria’s support and solidarity and expressed condolences to the families of those killed and wishes for a speedy recovery of the injured.

Those were Borissov’s comments in an official statement by the government press service.

Later the same morning, he spoke to reporters, saying, “Europe spends billions on these people, (European) council after council, measures after measures, solely to make things better. Nowhere else are they so integrated, nowhere else in the world are these people so cared for. And to hit us in the heart of Europe is not fair.”

“This is a failure of foreign policy of many countries, an absolute failure. It is obvious that there is no way to integrate terrorists. We cannot rethink policies, we all gave money and territories to allow these people to live better. It is not fair,” Borissov said.



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