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 (Strasbourg ). 
The European Parliament today approved with an overwhelming majority the revision of the Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission. The revision codifies the so called Spitzenkandidaten process as deployed in 2014 with the nomination of President Juncker. This process foresees that all political groups indicate their own candidate for Commission President following a selection within the political parties. The candidate of the political group electing the biggest number of Members of the European Parliament would be the President of the European Commission. (Read more)

Speech at the Business Event: “Investment, growth and job creation”, official visit to Serbia, 30 January-1 February 2018

Speeches - Hotel Metropol Palace, Belgrade - 31-01-2018

 (Hotel Metropol Palace, Belgrade ). 
We have just witnessed the signature of two important projects that concretise the exceptional relation between the European Union and Serbia: A project worth over 268 million euros to reconstruct and modernise the Sićevo-Dimitrovgrad section of the Trans-European rail corridor. This is part of the Connectivity Agenda for transport and energy connection across the Western Balkans and with the European Union. (Read more)

Speech to the EU Convention, official visit to Serbia, 31 January 2018

Speeches - Belgrade - 31-01-2018

 (Belgrade ). 
I should like to start by thanking the organisers of this meeting. It is an honour and a great pleasure for me to be with you here today in Belgrade as part of my second visit to the region as President of the European Parliament, six months after my first, to Montenegro. If you will allow me, I should like to make a few brief remarks before we move on to the interactive discussion.  (Read more)
 (Brussels ). 
European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani will pay an official visit to Serbia on 31 January. Highlights include meetings with President of the National Assembly, Maja Gojković; Prime Minister, Ana Brnabić; President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia; and First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić. (Read more)
 (Seville ). 
I am deeply moved to accept this prize from the Alberto Jiménez-Becerril Foundation against Terrorism and Violence.  I should like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Foundation. I should like to thank them in particular for giving me the opportunity to pay a humble tribute to two heroes: Alberto Jiménez Becerril and Ascensión García.  Day after day, they worked quietly to defend the idea of a democratic, open Spain founded on solidarity. Theirs is an example of true heroism.  (Read more)