FRA expresses shock and sadness at Brussels attacks

“Following the attacks in Brussels this morning that have resulted in several fatalities and numerous injuries, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) expresses its sadness and extends its sympathy to the families and friends of the victims,” says FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty, on behalf of the Agency and all its staff.

“This attack is an attack on all of us. Every human has the right to life, and this right has been trampled on in Belgium’s capital today.

"At the same time, our reaction must not be one of hatred and fear – this would just play into the hands of the perpetrators. Our answer in the EU must be to stand by our belief in human rights and their universality.”