Terrorism in any context, whether Western Europe or the Middle East, Asia or Africa, is very distressing, and a crime against humanity.
The most recent attacks in Brussels take this concern to another level as the bombing of the metro station, Maalbeek, is so clearly an attack on the personnel of the European Union institutions, and on the values for which they stand. We regret deeply the loss of life and the anxiety which the attacks will cause for many people.
Staff associated with the European Union Centre at RMIT stand in solidarity with the people who work in the European Commission and the associated institutions in Brussels. We know that despite the immediate concern and challenge, all colleagues associated with the European Union will continue to honour those values, and to strive for their wider acceptance and implementation.
We at the RMIT University European Union Centre, Australia, will also support these efforts.
Professor Bruce Wilson
Director European Union at RMIT University