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Martin Schulz on Rebecca Harms being denied entry into Russia

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 26-09-2014

 (Brüssel ). 
This is grave diplomatic incident which is a worrying setback for relations between the European Parliament and Russia. I ask the Russian government to withdraw the decision. (Read more)
 (Brussels ). 
Rising inequality is a threat not only to our economies but also to our democracies, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said during the opening of the conference organised by the European Trade Union Confederation / European Trade Union Institute. (Read more)

Schulz on the result of the referendum on independence for Scotland


Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 19-09-2014

 (Brussels ). 
Reacting to the result of the referendum in Scotland on independence, President Schulz made the following comment. (Read more)

Schulz's decision on the inappropriate language of MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke

Press Release - Strasbourg - 17-09-2014

 (Strasbourg ). 
As you know, the deputy Janusz Korwin-Mikke expressed himself in a racist manner during a debate on youth unemployment during the plenary meeting on 16 July 2014. He refused to apologise during the plenary of that day, and still refuses after I met him on 9 September. As Members of the European Parliament, we are particularly obliged to respect and protect the fundamental values of the European Union. This includes the principle of non-discrimination and respect for human dignity. (Read more)

Schulz on the vote on the EU – Ukraine Association Agreement


Press Release - Strasbourg - 16-09-2014

 (Strasbourg ). 
Today we have witnessed history being made. Never before has an Association Agreement been voted simultaneously by two parliaments. Today we translate the initiative proposed by President Poroshenko and myself for such a joint vote. The message this sends could not be clearer: the European Parliament supports Ukraine in its European vocation. The European Parliament will continue defending a united and sovereign Ukraine. (Read more)