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European leaders to discuss initiative against Islamist extremism: sources

Weekly cabinet meeting of the German government in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will take part in a phone call with other European leaders to discuss an initiative against Islamist extremism on Tuesday, two participants in a call with her CDU party leadership said.

Austria and France have been hit by deadly attacks in recent weeks, which their leaders have described as “terrorist” acts.

Participants in the call will include France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, EU Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, the sources told Reuters on Monday.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke and Caroline Copley; writing by Kirsti Knolle; editing by Thomas Seythal)

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