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
“Brexit is most of all about people. It is about safeguarding the rights of our citizens, preserving peace in Northern Ireland and protecting jobs affected by the UK’s departure,” stated European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, following Brexit chief negotiator, Michel Barnier’s debrief on the Brexit agreement at the Conference of Presidents today. “We believe in democracy and respect the decision of the British people. The text agreed to by the European Union and United Kingdom is the first step on a long road. Nevertheless, I am optimistic that it will pave the way towards a close future EU-UK relationship. The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, not Europe," added President Tajani.
(Read more) : President Tajani on Brexit agreement
“European Union resources should match our citizens’ priorities if we want to live up to the challenges ahead. To this end, the Parliament proposes to set the next budget at 1.3 % of the Gross National Income of the 27 Member States,” stated European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani. “The additional budget shall not come from the pockets of our citizens and our report details possible avenues to increase the Union’s own resources, such as taxing web giants,” underscored President Tajani.
(Read more) : President Tajani on MFF: A more political budget reflecting European citizens’ priorities is needed
“Strengthening political, social and economic ties with Africa is one of our priorities,” stated European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, after his meeting with the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa. “South Africa is the second largest economy and the most industrialised country on the continent as well as the only African G20 country and BRICS member. It is an extremely important partner for us: the only country in Africa with which we have a Strategic Partnership”.
(Read more) : President Tajani meets South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa