Tag Archives: Notre Dame

EU for aid to reconstruct Notre-Dame

The president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani expressed his grief, and his support to France in dramatic moments of aftermath of fire, consuming greatest Paris monument.  He called Notre-Dame “first Cathedral” of his life, and added that his heart is broken. The emotional address of the president came during the morning Plenary session in the European parliament, Strasbourg.

The president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said in his Twitter micro blog, that he had been following the development of the situation “minute by minute”, underlining that Notre-Dame belongs to humanity. He referred to the fire as “horror”, sharing feelings of French nation.

The president of the European Council Donald Tusk stepped forward with an optimistic message of possibility of reconstruction of Notre Dame. Being a citizen of Polish city of Gdansk he ensured that it is possible, illustrating his opinion with the experience of his home town, which  suffered almost total destructed and resurrected.

#NotreDame: Paris policeman attacked with hammer

According to French police an attacker who harmed policeman with a hammer has been shot and transported to the hospital. The incident took place outside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, the most emblematic place in French capital, crowded with toursts. It also next to police headquarters.  The suspect has been wounded in the chest, French media reports. Police discovered two knives in the bag of the assailant. The area is in lockdown.

At the moment the police issued a message, informing that the both policeman and the attacker are transported to hospitals. They also asked to avoid the area.

France is in a state of emergency since attacks by jihadists in Paris left 130 people dead in 2015. The policeman attacked was on duty guarding the historic monument.