France to retain State of Emergency ‘until IS eliminated’
23 January 2016, Nirapad News: France will seek to keep its state of emergency until a “total and global war” against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over.
When asked about duration of the state of emergency, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has told the BBC, “As long as the threat is there, we must use all the means… until we can get rid of IS.”
The measures were introduced after the IS-led Paris attacks on 13 November and then extended for three months.
Such a move gives police more power to conduct raids and impose house arrests.
Valls also warned that Europe’s migration crisis was now putting the European Union itself at grave risk.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to hold talks with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Berlin .
EU countries hope Turkey will help to control the flow of migrants reaching the EU from Syria and other conflict zones