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
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) : Opening speech at the European Culture Forum, Milan - Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament