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Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, at the European Council meeting on 13 December 2018

Speeches - Strasbourg - 13-12-2018

Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, at the European Council meeting on 13 December 2018 
Before turning to the topics on the agenda for today’s meeting, I should like to express the European Parliament’s solidarity with the French people and with President Macron following the appalling attack perpetrated on Tuesday evening in Strasbourg and extend the condolences of all MEPs to the injured and the families of the people so brutally murdered. (Read more)

Sakharov Prize Award Ceremony 2018 - Strasbourg, Wednesday 11 December 2018

Speeches - Strasbourg - 11-12-2018

Sakharov Prize Award Ceremony 2018 - Strasbourg, Wednesday 11 December 2018
 
We are gathered today to honour Oleg Sentsov, the Laureate of this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. A Ukrainian film director and writer imprisoned for political reasons. He was nominated for his peaceful protest against the illegal occupation of his native Crimea. Also for his courage, determination and his convictions in support of human dignity, democracy, the rule of law and human rights. (Read more)
“I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani following the appointment of Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP, as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children´s rights. (Read more)

High-level conference ‘EU Research and Innovation in our daily life’

Speeches - Brussels - 27-11-2018

High-level conference ‘EU Research and Innovation in our daily life’ 
It is a great pleasure to welcome to the European Parliament’s Chamber today more than 1000 members of the public, researchers, scientists, lawmakers and entrepreneurs. Together with Commissioner Moedas, I wanted to organise this conference in order to emphasise just how important investment in research and innovation is, both for our citizens and our firms. (Read more)
Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, to the European Council meeting on 25 November 2018 
I am sure that this occasion is giving rise to mixed emotions in all of us. On the one hand, there is relief and satisfaction that we have reached an agreement, in spite of all the obstacles which had to be overcome. On the other, there is regret at seeing the United Kingdom leave our shared European house, after 45 years of fruitful cooperation within the Union. (Read more)
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