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"I am deeply shocked by the heinous attack in Vienna. My thoughts are with the families of the victims, those injured and their loved ones," said FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty, on behalf of the Agency and its staff. "We need to become ever more united in our diversity against fear and hate. They have no place in Europe. Heightened respect for fundamental rights will remain a critical element in the fight against hatred and intolerance.”

The Agency stands in solidarity with Vienna, its host city.

Hatred is a serious societal problem that affects us all. It spreads fear and exclusion and destroys communities. In its extreme forms it leads to atrocious terrorist attacks as in Vienna, Nice and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in North France.