Europe reacts to London terrorist attacks

London – A number of European leaders and other high-profile figures have condemned Saturday night’s terrorist attacks on London. A selection of quotes:

“I’m thinking with sympathy and solidarity in these hours of our British friends and all those in London … Today, regardless of all barriers, we are united in horror and grief, but also in determination.”
– German Chancellor Angela Merkel

“This was a deliberate and cowardly act on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms.”
– London Mayor Sadiq Khan

“Today we collectively resolve to beat the terrorists and their nihilistic creed. To those who sympathise or encourage or harbour or aid or abet these killers – in any way – we say enough is enough. Your time is up. The wells of tolerance are running empty.”
– British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson

“The European Union, its member states and its allies around the world will stand with (the people of London) in solidarity. Together we will continue to uphold the values that make us peaceful, democratic, open and tolerant societies.”
– European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

“Dreadful news from London. My thoughts are with all those affected.”
– Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

“In the face of this new tragedy, France is at Britain’s side more than ever. My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.”
– French President Emmanuel Macron

“Shocked and saddened by the news from London. Strongly condemn the attacks. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected.”
– Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila