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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)

Address by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, at the African Union-European Union Summit

Speeches - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - 29-11-2017

 (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire ). 
I would like to begin by thanking President Ouattara for hosting this African Union‑European Union Summit here in Côte d’Ivoire. This meeting has come at a very important juncture. It rounds off a year of events focusing on Africa which began with the France–Africa Summit in Bamako. This was followed by the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, the European Development Days in Brussels and the G20 African Partnership Conference in Berlin. (Read more)

Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, to the National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire

Speeches - National Assembly, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - 29-11-2017

 (National Assembly, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire ). 
Mr President, allow me first to thank you for receiving me in this prestigious institution. The Parliamentary Summit, held in this building, finished yesterday, and the Summit of Heads of State will begin this afternoon. As President of the European Parliament it is important for me to have this opportunity to address you, for your institution symbolises the fact that Côte d’Ivoire is a democratic and diverse country. Your country is an important partner of the European Union. (Read more)