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European Parliament President official visit to France (21-22 September 2017)

Press Release

European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will pay an official visit to France from 21 to 22 September 2017.

Ahead of the trip, the President declared:

“France is a great country that, along with other EU member states, can push for the change needed to make Europe more effective, democratic, and truly able to respond to our citizens’ most pressing concerns. As the only EU institution directly elected by the people, the European Parliament must play a key role in shaping this process. The future of Europe will therefore be at the centre of my meetings in Paris.

“Reform of the Dublin Regulation, a European monetary fund, a minister for Eurozone countries, an industrial policy for Europe, an in-depth investment plan for Africa, a framework for screening foreign investment, external trade that is open yet rule-based, research funding for defence and security. These are just some examples of the issues that will be brought up in the discussions that will take place.”

Programme of the Visit:

Thursday, 21 September:

09:30 Meeting with President of the French National Assembly, François de Rugy
10:30 Visit to École Ferrandi and meeting with students
12:30 Lunch debate with key players in French gastronomy sector
15:15 Speech by President Tajani at the Île-de-France Regional Council
18:00 Meeting with French MEPs and Paris EPIO staff
19:30 Working dinner with MEDEF, Mouvement des entreprises de France

Friday, 22 September:

08:30 Breakfast with green technology and innovation stakeholders
12:15 Interviews followed by lunch with Europresse journalists
15:00 Meeting with President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron
16:00 Joint statement with President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron
17:00 Meeting with Prime Minister of France, Édouard Philippe

Please click on the following link to follow audio-visual coverage of President Tajani’s visit to France.

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