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Opening the European Parliament debate assessing the Westminster vote on the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on Tuesday evening, President Antonio Tajani stated: “Yesterday, the British Parliament voted by a large majority against the agreement that has been negotiated over the last two years with the European Union. We take note of this vote, although not without regret, and we respect it because it expresses the will of the majority of the political forces in the House of Commons. (Read more)

Address by President Tajani at the ceremony for the twentieth anniversary of the euro

Press Release - Strasbourg - 15-01-2019

Address by President Tajani at the ceremony for the twentieth anniversary of the euro 
Today we are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the introduction of our single currency. The euro is used by 340 million EU citizens and is the world’s second most important currency. According to the latest Eurobarometer survey, three Europeans in four are in favour of the euro.  (Read more)

Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, on the occasion of the official launch of the Romanian Presidency

Speeches - Bucharest - 10-01-2019

Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, on the occasion of the official launch of the Romanian Presidency 
Let me start by wishing you all a Happy New Year. This will be a crucial year for Romania and for Europe. The Romanian Presidency will have the task of guiding the work of the Council of the Union in the months leading up to the European elections and the emergence of new leaders of our institutions at a time when public calls for a more effective Europe are becoming ever more insistent. (Read more)

Opening speech at the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe ‘Cooperation in the digital age’

Speeches - Vienna - 18-12-2018

Opening speech at the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe ‘Cooperation in the digital age’ 
Last year, at the Abidjan Summit, I said that our relations were too important for us to meet only once every three years. I should therefore like to thank Chancellor Kurz and President Kagame for organising today’s event. Follow-up meetings such as this are necessary, even essential I would say. I very much hope that they will continue, therefore. As Moussa Faki often says, we Europeans and Africans have a comparative advantage. But if we fail to nurture that advantage, we will forfeit it to others. (Read more)

President Tajani to attend the Africa-Europe High-Level Forum in Vienna on 18 December

Press Release - Brussels - 17-12-2018

President Tajani to attend the Africa-Europe High-Level Forum in Vienna on 18 December 
European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will attend the Africa-Europe High-Level Forum organised by Austrian Chancellor Kurz, president-in-office of the Council of the EU, and President Kagame of Rwanda, Chairman of the African Union for the year 2018. (Read more)
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