EU readies initiative against Islamist extremism

The EU leaders are readying an initiative against Islamist extremism, news wires reported citing sources close to the matter. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will take part in a phone call on Tuesday with other European leaders to discuss the initiative, two participants in a call with her CDU party leadership said.

Participants in the call will include France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, the sources told Reuters. Austria and France have been hit by deadly attacks in recent weeks, which their leaders have described as “terrorist” acts.

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