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
European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will be in Vienna tomorrow for a meeting of the Conference of Presidents - the leaders of the European Parliament’s parliamentary groups - with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. President Tajani will hold a bilateral with the Austrian head of government to discuss the priorities of the incoming Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union starting on 1 July.
(Read more) : President Tajani to meet Chancellor Kurz of Austria tomorrow in Vienna
Culture, sport and peace have been linked since ancient times. Just think of the Olympic Games. People came from all over Ancient Greece to watch athletes compete. However, as city-states were often at war, travel was dangerous. So what did they do? They would announce a ‘truce’ before the games to allow people to get to Olympia safely. You could say sport was more important than war! For millennia, sports have been a powerful tool to champion peace and our values.
(Read more) : LEN Family meets President Antonio Tajani
Welcome to the European Parliament, the heart of European Union democracy. Today is a very special day for me and for Parliament. More than 8 000 of you have come here for this European Youth Event. I would like first of all to congratulate the organisers – and especially the European Youth Forum, FEDEC, the European Youth Press and the Charlemagne Youth Prize – for the work they have done.
(Read more) : Opening address at the European Youth Event (EYE) 2018