It is only by working twice as hard to respond to the concerns of citizens that the European Parliament will win back the general public's trust. I look forward to the challenge, working for all Europeans over the next two and a half years.
Antonio TAJANI - President of the European Parliament
Internal Policies and EU Institutions
For too long, our citizens have been waiting for answers to the problem of how to manage migration. Thus far, only partial answers have been forthcoming. Let us take Italy as an example. What people have been told about Europe is this: ‘the EU countries are closing their borders, they are digging their heels in over the relocation of just a few thousand asylum seekers, and they are quite happy to leave us to deal with all the refugees.’ This narrative influenced the outcome of the election.
(Read more) : Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, at the European Council meeting