EP President Visit to Spain
European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, was in Madrid today for a series of high-level meetings.
He first saw the Speaker of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, and the President of the Senate, Pío García-Escudero. This was followed by a meeting with Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy.
President Tajani said, "The Prime Minister and his government’s work is testimony to how courageous reforms can underpin growth, defeating populism. This is not only important for Spain, but for the European Union too. In fact, the meeting celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome will provide an opening to participate more fully in steering the future of the European Project - Spain will play a key role in this. "
The European Parliament President then met HM, King Felipe VI in the margins of COTEC Europa Summit on innovating for a circular economy in Europe, in the presence of the heads of states of Italy and Portugal.
President Tajani then signed an agreement between ONCE, an organisation that helps promote social inclusion of the disabled, and the European Parliament Information Office in Madrid. The deal aims to enhance cooperation between the EPIO and ONCE, allowing its members to accede to traineeships at the EPIO, access to and transmission of information on European integration. As a matter of fact, Mr Tajani expressed his desire to replicate this type of agreement in all other EP offices in Europe as part of his commitment to create opportunities for the physically challenged."
"I attach great importance to giving organisations like ONCE the exposure they deserve. They are an essential part of our social fabric and their efforts are indispensable in making local communities better places to live in for all. I am particularly pleased to work together with them to raise awareness while fostering European integration."