Sommaire: 5 February 2013, Brussels - The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today on Bulgaria's announcement regarding the outcome of the Burgas attack investigation:
"The High Representative takes note of the results of the investigation into the Burgas terrorist attack of 18 July 2012. She commends the Bulgarian authorities on the demanding investigation process.
The implications of the investigation need to be assessed seriously as they relate to a terrorist attack on EU soil, which resulted in the killing and injury of innocent civilians. The High Representative condemns all terrorist acts, wherever they take place, and emphasises that the EU and Member States are committed to the fight against terrorism, whoever stands behind it. The terrorists who planned and carried out the Burgas attack must be brought to justice.
The High Representative underlines the need for a reflection over the outcome of the investigation. The EU and Member States will discuss the appropriate response based on all elements identified by the investigators."