VATTENFALL IN SOLIDARITY WITH PARIS

FRANCE "The terrible terrorist attacks in Paris are abominable deeds carried out with a rare contempt of human lives. Our thoughts are with the victims and their relatives, and the French nation. Let's show that the only way forward is through democracy, freedom and equality," says Vattenfall's President and CEO Magnus Hall.

The terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night, 13 November, where more than 130 people were murdered, has shocked Europe.

Magnus Hall followed the news with dismay together with many others around the world.
“Paris is for many of us a symbol of democracy's core values. The terrible terrorist attacks are abominable deeds carried out with a rare contempt of human lives. Our thoughts are the victims and their relatives, and the French nation. Let's show that the only way forward is through democracy, freedom and equality.”

Cancelled participation
The European wind energy industry today opens a meeting in Paris. On the occasion of Friday's events, Vattenfall has decided to cancel the participation in the EWEA conference (European Wind Energy Association). “Paris and France are in an ongoing emergency situation, that is the main reason for the decision not to attend the conference,” says Magnus Hall.

COP21
UN’s Climate Conference COP21 in Paris begins on 30 November. Vattenfall is scheduled to have a number of staff in place during the meeting, which runs until 11 December.

“We have not made any decision to change the planning for COP21. We will await developments in the coming days and follow authorities' recommendations,” says Magnus Hall.

Moment of Silence
Today there will be a minute of silence at noon across Europe to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks.
“13 November 2015 will forever be a day of mourning for Paris, France and Europe,” says Magnus Hall.

More information
Joint statement of the Heads of State or Government and leaders of the European Union and its institutions on the terrorist attacks in Paris

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