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European Parliament President meets with President of French National Assembly, will visit France on 22 September

Press Release

In the margins of the G7 Speaker’s Conference in Rome today, European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, met with the President of the French National Assembly, François de Rugy.

The meeting focused on improving collaboration between the European Parliament and assemblies in member states, the fight against terrorism, reform of the Dublin regulation, an investment plan for Africa and common defence policy.

Presidents Tajani and de Rugy were in full agreement on the need for good cooperation between the European Parliament and national parliaments and on the full respect of the principle of subsidiarity.

President Tajani announced that he will be in France on an official visit on 22 September. He will visit the National Assembly and meet with the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron.

There was also consensus on the need to reform the Dublin regulation, a shared and mutually supportive approach at the European level to managing migration flows and investment in Africa.

According to President Tajani, European cooperation is needed in the fight against terrorism, including overcoming national resistance as well as improving exchanges of information and cooperation among police and judicial authorities.


At the end of the meeting, President Tajani declared:

“France is a great country, that together with Italy, Germany, Spain and other EU countries, can champion change needed for a more concrete Europe that is able to deliver responses to our citizens’ main concerns.”

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