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Parliamentary questions
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4 April 2018
E-000486/2018(ASW)
Answer given by President Juncker on behalf of the Commission
Question reference: E-000486/2018

As a general rule the President's agenda is made public in the week preceding any specific engagement.

As an honorary citizen of Trier, President Juncker was invited by Malu Dreyer, Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate, to attend the opening ceremony of the Karl Marx exhibition.

After decades of experience in politics at national and European level, President Juncker is well aware of historical facts and sensitivities. Whatever views people may have on Karl Marx, it is beyond doubt that he is a figure who has shaped the history of Europe in one way or the other. Not speaking about him, would come close to denying history.

It is in this sense that President Juncker has decided to attend and speak at the opening ceremony, alongside the Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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