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Football: Valls vows Euro 2016 will go ahead

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 19:54

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Prime Minister Manuel Valls promised this summer's Euro 2016 football tournament would go ahead as planned in France despite the deadly terror bombings which rocked Brussels the previous day.

[PARIS] Prime Minister Manuel Valls promised this summer's Euro 2016 football tournament would go ahead as planned in France despite the deadly terror bombings which rocked Brussels the previous day.

Asked whether it was wise to maintain the event, given the level of threat of there being another terrorist attack, Valls said not to do so would be "a victory for terrorists."

"We need to have sporting events. But on the condition that they can be held under the best of conditions," he said.

Valls pointed to the staging of the Cop 21 international climate talks in Paris last November just days after the jihadist terror attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.

AFP

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