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Martin Schulz. 
Russia-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine have been spreading terror and destruction among the civilian population in the regions affected by the conflict at an unprecedented scale. (Read more)

Schulz on the resignation of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano

Press Release - Strasbourg - 14-01-2015

 (Strasbourg ). 
The resignation of Giorgio Napolitano today, at the very end of the Italian Council presidency, is a strong symbol of his unwavering Europeanism. Throughout his political career, and even more so during his presidency, President Napolitano has guaranteed stability, responsibility and guidance in Italy and Europe. His firm-hand in the midst of the Eurozone crisis and his decision to accept a second presidential mandate to overcome the deadlock in a divided Parliament, are just two examples of his leadership and selflessness. (Read more)

Solemn Declaration on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Speeches - Strasbourg - 13-01-2015

Martin Schulz. 
70 years ago, on the 27th of January 1945, Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Soviet troops. What the liberators saw shocked the world as a whole and continues to do so to this day. The heaps of corpses, the piles of shoes and human hair, the evidence of stolen lives, the thin, hungry survivors, the proximity of death has been stamped on the collective memory of humankind. (Read more)
Martin Schulz. 
Seventeen people died. These cartoonists, these journalists, these policemen, these employees, these Jewish citizens died because they defended and because they embodied what fanatics do not want: Criticism. Humor. Satire. Freedom of expression. Our life in a single community, irrespective of different opinions and confessions. Our right to live together and in safety. To put it simply: Our freedom. These attacks are an attack against all of us. It is up to us to respond. (Read more)

Martin Schulz on the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo offices

Press Release - Brussels - 07-01-2015

 (Brussels ). 
On behalf of the European Parliament, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of today's terrorist attack in Paris at the offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. We are profoundly shocked by this heinous crime which is an affront to civilised society and we unreservedly condemn such violence. (Read more)