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Tajani: Plenary debate with Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel demonstrates European Parliament's vitality and commitment to delivering a more effective Union

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European Parliament Presdent, Antonio Tajani, received the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, today in Strasbourg.

The meeting took place in the framework of President Tajani's initiative to invite EU Heads of State and Government to debate the future of Europe in plenary.

Bettel's presence in Strasbourg follows on from the presence of the Prime Ministers of Ireland, Croatia, Portugal and Belgium and the President of the French Republic. The Prime Ministers of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte (13 June), Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki (July), Greece, Alexis Tsipras (September) and Estonia, Jüri Ratas (October) are expected to do so in the coming months. On 23 October, the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, will speak, in November, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and in December, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy.

On the occasion of Bettel's speech in the plenary President Tajani said:

“The aim of my mandate is to bridge the gap between citizens and institutions. That is why we need a different Europe that is much more effective in responding to their concerns on security, immigration and unemployment. The debate in plenary with Bettel demonstrates the vitality of this Parliament and its centrality in promoting ideas and exchanges of views on the need to change the Union.”

Tajani also had a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

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