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Opening of the Plenary: Remarks on Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 27-04-2016

 (Brussels ). 
I assume that all of us still know what we were doing on the 26th of April 1986. This day is etched deeply in our memory as 30 years ago, on the 26th of April 1986, in the former Ukrainian Soviet Republic, reactor unit 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl exploded. This was followed by a total core melt down, a huge disaster, and a resulting tragedy with dire consequences. Radioactive material was ejected into the atmosphere, large parts of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine were contaminated; the radioactive cloud drifted to Central Europe and the North Cape. (Read more)
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I feel very privileged today. I feel privileged to receive this Laurea Honoris Causa from such a renowned academic institution. I feel very privileged to receive Rector Cataldi’s words of commendation and the speech by Professor Moretti, for which I am grateful. And I feel very privileged to be in the wonderful setting of Siena. Even if I am here for less than a day, simply walking through its medieval streets, entering one of the most beautiful and harmonious squares in the world – Piazza del Campo – is balm for the eyes and for the mind. I am here for less than a day and feel extremely privileged; you are here every day, and I hope you are well aware of your luck. (Read more)

Readout after meeting between President Schulz and Prime Minister Tsipras

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 14-04-2016

 (Strasbourg ). 
President Schulz and Prime Minister Tsipras have just held a thorough exchange in Strasbourg. Prime Minister Tsipras informed the President of the ongoing negotiations on the conclusion of the review. The President and the Prime Minister agreed that the Institutions and the Greek government must stick to the agreement reached last July. Greece and the Institutions are invited to do their utmost to conclude the review as soon as possible. (Read more)

Martin Schulz welcomes the results of the votes on PNR and protection of personal data

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 14-04-2016

 (Brussels ). 
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz welcomed the results of Thursday’s plenary session votes on the Passenger name record (PNR) Directive and on the package on the protection of personal data. The package on the protection of personal data is made up of a regulation on the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and of a directive on the processing of personal data for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties. (Read more)

Schulz on the signing of Better Law Making Agreement

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 13-04-2016

 (Strasbourg ). 
The representatives of the European Parliament, Council and Commission signed today in the Strasbourg plenary the Better Law Making agreement. It replaces the last agreement between the three institutions of 2003 and will enter into force as of today. (Read more)