Juncker: a terrorist attack in Berlin should not close the way for refugees to Europe

MOSCOW, 24 Dec — RIA Novosti. The attack in Berlin should not close the way for refugees in Europe, says European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

On Monday evening, a truck rammed a Christmas market in Central Berlin, 12 people were killed and 48 were hospitalized. The German authorities stated that it was a terrorist attack. According to Reuters, the responsibility for the attack took on terrorist group ISIS (banned in Russia). Wanted for suspected involvement in the terrorist attack in Berlin, the 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri was killed in Italy in a shootout with police.

“Europe should grant asylum to people who flee from conflict areas or from terrorism. It would be wrong of all refugees to suspect terrorism,” said Juncker publications of the media group Funke.

The politician stressed the need to strengthen the internal security of the European Union.

“But in a time when terrorists do not stop the boundaries of national domestic policy is not enough. So we must much better to cooperate across borders,” added Juncker.

In particular, he noted the need to improve information-sharing to close the loophole for extremists and eliminate them financial sources.
Your browser does not support this video format. The truck did hit a crowd of people in Berlin. Footage from the scene of an emergency