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France: 90,000 security personnel to police Euro 2016 - minister02:18

France: 90,000 security personnel to police Euro 2016 - minister

France, Paris
May 25, 2016 at 15:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve held a press conference on security issues for France Euro 2016 at the Ministry of Interior in Paris, Wednesday, following clashes between PSG and Olympique Marseille fans at the Stade de France stadium during the French Football Cup final match on May 21.

Cazeneuve stated that extra precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of the Euro 2016 tournament participants and fans, though stressing that "everyone is aware that zero risk does not exist." The minister of interior added that there would be "modulation to adapt as quickly as the circumstances require and respond as effectively as possible."

Cazeneuve stated that Euro 2016 is "an exceptional event, which occurs in an exceptional context and therefore must receive similarly exceptional security measures." The tournament will see more than "90,000 people, state employees, local community members, private security personnel [and] volunteers" employed to ensure the safety of fans and participants, he said.

The minister of interior stated firmly that the tournament will take place "because no one, especially not the terrorists, can deter us from continuing to live normally."

The 2016 UEFA European Championship will be the 15th edition of the tournament. It is scheduled to be held in 10 stadiums across France from June 10 to July 10 2016.

France: 90,000 security personnel to police Euro 2016 - minister02:18
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French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve held a press conference on security issues for France Euro 2016 at the Ministry of Interior in Paris, Wednesday, following clashes between PSG and Olympique Marseille fans at the Stade de France stadium during the French Football Cup final match on May 21.

Cazeneuve stated that extra precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of the Euro 2016 tournament participants and fans, though stressing that "everyone is aware that zero risk does not exist." The minister of interior added that there would be "modulation to adapt as quickly as the circumstances require and respond as effectively as possible."

Cazeneuve stated that Euro 2016 is "an exceptional event, which occurs in an exceptional context and therefore must receive similarly exceptional security measures." The tournament will see more than "90,000 people, state employees, local community members, private security personnel [and] volunteers" employed to ensure the safety of fans and participants, he said.

The minister of interior stated firmly that the tournament will take place "because no one, especially not the terrorists, can deter us from continuing to live normally."

The 2016 UEFA European Championship will be the 15th edition of the tournament. It is scheduled to be held in 10 stadiums across France from June 10 to July 10 2016.

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