“Je suis Charlie”: Parliament pays tribute to victims of Charlie Hebdo attack 

Minute of silence: EP President Martin Schulz is joined by MEPs from all the political parties together with EP staff  

The European Parliament has marked a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of the deadly attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

MEPs and staff members were joined by members of the public as they stood outside the Parliament building in Brussels on 8 January to pay their respects to the 12 people who died the previous day. “Like you, like all of us, I am Charlie,” said EP President Martin Schulz in a short statement before the minute of silence.

MEPs have strongly condemned the attack on the satirical magazine and expressed their condolences to the families and the friends of the victims.

EU and French flags at the Parliament have been flown at half-mast since yesterday out of respect for the victims.