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Statement by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, made at the press conference held following the meeting with Mark Zuckerberg

Press Release - Brussels - 22-05-2018

Today’s meeting with Mark Zuckerberg served to clarify many issues and enabled us to secure detailed commitments concerning the use of our personal data. Ours is the only Parliament Mr Zuckerberg has so far appeared before in Europe. I now hope that the other platforms will show the same readiness to cooperate. (Read more)

Address by European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, at the Conference of Presidents with Mark Zuckerberg

Speeches - Brussels - 22-05-2018

Address by European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, at the Conference of Presidents with Mark Zuckerberg 
In exactly one year, more than 400 million Europeans will elect those who will represent them in this parliament, exercising a fundamental right: expressing their free choice by voting. The Cambridge Analytica affair sounded the alarm, but it is the tip of the iceberg. Our citizens need full and detailed explanations on a wide range of worrying issues. (Read more)

EU-Western Balkans Summit Speech

Speeches - Sofia - 17-05-2018

EU-Western Balkans Summit Speech 
I would like to thank Prime Minister Borisov for organising this Summit. The countries of the Western Balkans are closely linked to the EU by geography, history and economy. They are already within our borders and the Union is not complete without them. Firmly anchoring the future of the Western Balkans to that of the Union brings benefits to all. (Read more)
President Tajani: Mark Zuckerberg has accepted the European Parliament’s invitation and will come to Brussels 
“The Conference of Presidents has agreed that Mark Zuckerberg should come to clarify issues related to the use of personal data in a meeting with representatives of the European Parliament. The founder and CEO of Facebook has accepted our invitation and will be in Brussels as soon as possible, hopefully already next week, to meet the leaders of the political groups and the Chair and the Rapporteur of the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)”. (Read more)
Speech on the State of the Union, hosted by the European Institute in Florence - For a Union based more firmly on solidarity
Today, we Europeans can look back with great pride on what we have achieved in the last 70 years. It is a story of freedoms and rights which have brought benefits that were unimaginable in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. It is a story of solid and lasting peace, of democracy rooted in the rule of law and freedom of expression, of the tearing down of walls, of the opening up of borders for persons, goods and capital. (Read more)
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