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European Parliament President statement on Brexit negotiations

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Press Release - Strasbourg - 13-12-2017

 (Strasbourg ). 
The Parliament has just adopted its resolution on Brexit, where it noted that sufficient progress has been achieved in the negotiations. This is an important step forward and will allow us to move to the second phase. (Read more)

Address by President Tajani at the award ceremony for the 2017 Sakharov Prize

Speeches - Human Rights - Strasbourg - 13-12-2017

 (Strasbourg ). 
It is an honour to welcome, on behalf of the European Parliament, the winners of the 2017 Sakharov Prize. I should like to start by saying a few words about the other nominees short-listed this year. Aura Lolita Chávez Ixaquic is an indigenous Guatemalan leader who has made it her life’s work to defend indigenous lands and marginalised communities. The European Parliament’s commitment to protecting vulnerable ethnic groups and the rights of indigenous peoples is unwavering. (Read more)

Speech - House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus - Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Nicosia - 08-12-2017

 (Nicosia ). 
I should like to thank President Syllouris and all of you for inviting me to address the House of Representatives today. Over the last decade, our Union has experienced the worst economic crisis in its history. It is a crisis which has had a seriously damaging impact on the economic and social fabric of the Union, widening social and regional disparities. Cyprus, too, has paid a very high price. (Read more)

Opening speech at the European Culture Forum, Milan - Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Milan - 07-12-2017

 (Milan ). 
I should like to thank Commissioner Tibor Navracsics for organising this Forum. It provides a rare opportunity to exchange views and compare experiences in relation to this vital sector.  As an Italian, I am delighted that Milan should have been chosen to host the event marking the official start of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. We are in a city which has great symbolic significance, where the culture and creativity of the past nurture the living culture of the present. (Read more)
 (Brussels ). 
President Vardakastanis, Honourable Members, ladies and gentlemen, Please allow me to extend a warm welcome to the European Parliament to all the persons with a disability present in this Chamber today. We are proud to be your hosts in this common house of all Europeans. I would like to thank the European Disability Forum for giving us this opportunity. Today’s event is aimed at the 80 million EU citizens who have a disability. We must ensure that the Europe of rights and opportunities is available to everyone, without distinction and without discrimination. (Read more)