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Officials, MPs honour memory of Paris attacks victims

Ljubljana, 16 November - The National Assembly has joined an EU-wide campaign to observe a minute of silence for the victims of Friday terrorist attacks in Paris. PM Miro Cerar and the presidents of the lower and upper chambers of parliament signed a book of condolence at the French Embassy.

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Miro Cerar signs the book of condolence at the French Embassy.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Miro Cerar signs the book of condolence at the French Embassy.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Miro Cerar signs the book of condolence at the French Embassy.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Miro Cerar signs the book of condolence at the French Embassy.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Parliamentary Speaker Milan Brglez, who also addressed the National Assembly before the minute of silence, condemned the attacks saying that the perpetrators, blinded by their ideology, were unworthy of being called human.

He believes that Europe will overcome the crisis emerging from it stronger, without hatred and without intolerance. "We have not given in during the past battles and we will not surrender today."

The speaker underscored that the attacks against innocent people would not remain unanswered.

Mitja Bervar, president of the National Council, the upper chamber of parliament, also signed the book of condolence today and so did Interior Minister Vesna Györkös Žnidar.

In the evening Ljubljana Castle was lit in the colours of the French flag to show solidarity with the country.

The worst terrorist attack in France's history took place late on Friday, claiming 129 lives and injuring some 350 people.

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