France seeks state of emergency extension for Euro 2016

The French government plans to extend a state of emergency imposed after the Paris attacks in November to cover the Euro 2016 football tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said, the BBC reports.

Given the scale of the event, security has to be ensured, he said in a radio interview.

The proposed two-month extension will require parliamentary approval.

The European football competition involves 24 national teams and runs from 10 June to 10 July.

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