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Martin Schulz zum Tode Egon Bahrs


Pressemitteilungen - Brüssel - 20-08-2015

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Mit großer Bestürzung habe ich vom Tod Egon Bahrs gehört. Dies ist ein trauriger Tag für Deutschland, Europa und die Sozialdemokratie. Mit Egon Bahr verlieren wir einen mutigen und unermüdlichen Kämpfer für Frieden, Freiheit und Verständigung in Europa. Als Architekt der Ostpolitik hat er gemeinsam mit Willy Brandt Deutschland und Europa verändert und Geschichte geschrieben. Egon Bahr war eine sozialdemokratische Lichtgestalt, dessen Wirken und Leistung unvergessen bleiben. Seine tiefe Menschlichkeit, seine intellektuelle Redlichkeit und politische Weitsicht waren vorbildhaft. (Read more)

Martin Schulz on the verditct handed down to Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus


Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Human Rights - Brussels - 15-08-2015

Martin Schulz. 
It is with utter dismay and regret that I have heard about the verdict handed down by the Baku Court to Dr Leyla Yunus and Mr Arif Yunus. The legal process leading to the verdict which imposes heavy prison sentences on two leading voices in the defence of human rights is utterly unfair, as testified by international monitors, and moreover completely disregards the health conditions of those sentenced. (Read more)
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A l'occasion du 90ème anniversaire de Jacques Delors, le Président de la Commission européenne Jean–Claude Juncker et le Président du Parlement européen Martin Schulz tiennent à lui exprimer toute leur admiration, leur reconnaissance et leur amitié. (Read more)

Speech to the Serbian Parliament by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Belgrade - 15-07-2015

Martin Schulz © European Union 2014 - European Parliament. (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license) (13/01/2015). 
We in Europe have a year of commemorations behind us. Together we commemorated the outbreak of the First World War one hundred years ago. The First World War, the defining catastrophe of the 20th century, left in its wake a devastated, destroyed continent. And the destruction which was yet to follow proved to be even greater still: the Second World War, which Nazi Germany unleashed with its invasion of Poland three-quarters of a century ago and which then enveloped Europe. (Read more)

Address to the Albanian Parliament by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Tirana - 14-07-2015

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In the past year, many commemorations have been held in Europe. These ceremonies and pauses for recollection are important. They give us a rare opportunity to stop what we are doing and think about where we have come from, how much past events still determine what is happening now, and how closely our history as Europeans and thus also our futures are interwoven. (Read more)