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 (London ). 
It is a great honour to be invited here - once again - at your prestigious university. Last time I was here, on 5 February of this year, I argued that we needed the UK to make the EU stronger and better. I painted a picture of a world in 2050 in which no single EU Member State was in the G7. And where Europeans made up just 5.4% of the world population. I pleaded for a smart coexistence between the regional, the national and the European levels, not the triumphant return of the nation state as a solution for all problems. (Read more)

President Schulz on official visit to London


Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 21-09-2016

Martin Schulz © European Union 2014 - European Parliament. (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license) (13/01/2015). 
On Thursday and Friday President Schulz will be in London and will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. It will be the first time that President Schulz will be meeting Ms May and Mr Khan. The President will conclude his visit with a lecture at the European Institute of the London School of Economics on Friday afternoon. The lecture will be followed by a questions and answer session. (Read more)

Rede zur Eröffnung der inter-institutionellen Konferenz zu Eigenmitteln der EU Europäisches Parlament


Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brüssel - 07-09-2016

 (Brüssel ). 
Ich freue mich sehr, Sie zur Konferenz über die künftige Finanzierung der Europäischen Union, die im Rahmen der laufenden Arbeit der Hochrangingen Gruppe zu den Eigenmitteln veranstaltet wird, willkommen zu heißen. Das Anliegen dieser Konferenz ist es die Neugestaltung eines der Herzstücke der Europäischen Union zu diskutieren: die EU Eigenmittel. Es geht um eine grundlegende Reform, und dies zu einem Zeitpunkt zu dem die Dringlichkeit einer solch tiefen Reform größer denn je ist. (Read more)

Schulz’s statement following his visit to Turkey


Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Ankara - 01-09-2016

 (Brussels ). 
Today’s meetings were a good opportunity to hold a frank, open and productive discussion on the state of EU-Turkey relations after weeks of undue estrangement. Turkey is a partner and a candidate country to the European Union. We must be able to speak openly to highlight progress, but also to engage constructively in the challenges faced. (Read more)

Schulz on the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 25-08-2016

Ceremonia de firma del cese al fuego durante los diálogos de paz en La Habana el 23 de junio de 2016. 
After more than half a century of conflict, hundreds of thousands of casualties, tens of thousands of missing people and millions of internally displaced persons, peace is at last coming to Colombia. (Read more)