France wants to extend emergency powers until after Euro 2016
France wants to extend the state of emergency, which has been in place since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, for further two months to include the Euro 2016 football championships, according to Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
If voted in by parliament, the law will be prolonged for the fourth time since the attacks, in which 130 people were killed.
“Faced with an event this big… which must take place in conditions of security and which at the same time should be a celebration… we have to ensure security,” Valls said on France Info radio. Read more…
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