President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, who was present at Versailles to hear French President Francois Hollande’s special address to both houses of parliament, later spoke to euronews.
Martin Schulz: “I am here to express my solidarity, and the solidarity of the deputies of the European Parliament with the nation which has gathered here with its own representatives in Versailles. I found the president’s speech was firm and decisive. He announced strong measures and and a clear ,and there was also a clear message to his partners and allies in Europe.”
Euronews: “You underlined the determination of the French president, is there the same determination within the EU for reinforcing security measures in order to step up the fight against terrorism?”
Martin Schulz: “For a very long time there has been a long list of measures before the European Parliament which must be adopted.
The problem is among the individual member states. The Council of Ministers is in my opinion being too slow in reaching an agreement.”