Cypriot MEP Takis Hadjigeorgiou told CNA today that a climate of great insecurity has gripped Brussels, the capital of Belgium in the wake of the attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station earlier on Tuesday.
MEP Lefteris Christoforou, with whom CNA was able to communicate, agreed with his colleague that fear has once more gripped Brussels but said the answer to terrorism is that “we will not be fazed,” and added that “we will continue our lives.”
Hadjigeorgiou said he is in his office at the European Parliament, adding that strict measures are now in place for all those entering the building.
“Right now one should look to protect citizens and it seems that we live in an era where states, security systems are unable to protect people. The terrorists are one step ahead,” he added.
Both MEPs and their MEP assistants are safe and well, they said.
Due to the terrorist attacks European Parliament Committees scheduled for today were postponed, Christoforou said, adding that they were due to break for the Catholic Easter tomorrow anyway.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY