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Strasbourg  
 

“On Sunday, I participated in the commemoration of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Foibe Massacres, laying a wreath at the edge of the Basovizza Foiba in Trieste, Italy. It is a solemn commemoration instituted by Italian state law in 2004.”

Speech  
Bruxelles  
 

I would like to begin by broaching an issue that brings us great sadness: the situation in Venezuela. As you know last week, on occasion of the massive marches against the regime, the President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, proclaimed himself ad-interim President based on the Venezuelan constitution. (Read more)

Speech  
Brussels  
 

Today we honour Holocaust Remembrance Day and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Today we renew our commitment to keeping memory alive and to fight relentlessly every possible form of hatred, discrimination and anti-Semitism. For the first time, Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place in the European Parliament chamber, during the plenary session.

Press release  
Brussels  
 

"In light of the dramatic protests taking place in Venezuela, it is clear that the Venezuelan people are fed up with the illegitimate regime of Maduro, that did not win the presidency in free and fair elections and clings to power while imprisoning the opposition," declared the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

Press release  
Strasbourg  
 

Opening the European Parliament debate assessing the Westminster vote on the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on Tuesday evening, President Antonio Tajani stated: “Yesterday, the British Parliament voted by a large majority against the agreement that has been negotiated over the last two years with the European Union. We take note of this vote, although not without regret, and we respect it because it expresses the will of the majority of the political forces in the House of Commons

Press release  
Strasbourg  
 

Today we are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the introduction of our single currency. The euro is used by 340 million EU citizens and is the world’s second most important currency. According to the latest Eurobarometer survey, three Europeans in four are in favour of the euro

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Bucharest  
 

Let me start by wishing you all a Happy New Year. This will be a crucial year for Romania and for Europe. The Romanian Presidency will have the task of guiding the work of the Council of the Union in the months leading up to the European elections and the emergence of new leaders of our institutions at a time when public calls for a more effective Europe are becoming ever more insistent

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Vienna  
 

Last year, at the Abidjan Summit, I said that our relations were too important for us to meet only once every three years. I should therefore like to thank Chancellor Kurz and President Kagame for organising today’s event. Follow-up meetings such as this are necessary, even essential I would say. I very much hope that they will continue, therefore. As Moussa Faki often says, we Europeans and Africans have a comparative advantage. But if we fail to nurture that advantage, we will forfeit it to others.

Press release  
Brussels  
 

European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will attend the Africa-Europe High-Level Forum organised by Austrian Chancellor Kurz, president-in-office of the Council of the EU, and President Kagame of Rwanda, Chairman of the African Union for the year 2018.

Speech  
Strasbourg  
 

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