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Paris Declaration – Promoting citizenship and the common values

In response to the terrorist attacks in France and denmark earlier this year, and recalling similar atrocities in Europe in the recent past, EU Member States reaffirm their determination to stand shoulder to shoulder in support of fundamental values that lie at the heart of the European Union: respect for human dignity, freedom (including freedom of expression), democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights. These values are common to the Member States in a European society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail. This Declaration, adopted in March 2015, outline main policy recommendations of the EU and Member States in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks.