On behalf of the Board of EFMD, the members and staff, it was with great shock and sadness that we saw the awful attack that took place on Tuesday evening at the Christmas Market in Berlin. This was a horrific assault and all our thoughts and prayers go to the families who have been tragically affected, the people of Berlin and Germany. We truly hope that within our German members, their families, friend and acquaintances none has suffered from this senseless aggression.
This was a despicable act of violence at the time and place where people share friendship and joy but the heroic response of the people of Germany and the support from around the world shines a light in these very difficult days.
I truly hope that a sense of peace will soon come to Berlin and please know that our thoughts will continue to be with you, and the entire German nation.
Prof. Eric Cornuel, CEO & Director General, EFMD