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Speech by President Schulz at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga

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Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Riga - 22-05-2015

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When we came together at the last Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius two years ago, no one could have foreseen the dramatic events that unfolded in its wake. The illegal annexation of Crimea has shaken the European security architecture. And the conflict in Eastern Ukraine continues to weigh heavily on our relationship with Russia. Yet, one thing has changed from Vilnius to Riga: the EU's overall capacity to respond to the peoples' hopes for a better future and to the challenges in the region has improved substantially. (Read more)

Speech by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, to mark his receipt of the International Charlemagne Prize in Aachen

Speeches - Aachen - 14-05-2015

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When I was a boy, every year on Ascension Day my father, a policeman, was assigned to the detail whose duty it was to protect dignitaries attending the Charlemagne Prize award ceremony. I kept asking my mother where he was and what he was doing, and so she started taking me along to Aachen Town Hall. Standing next to my mother in the marketplace and seeing Jens Otto Krag or Joseph Luns waving from the town hall steps, I never dreamed that one day I, too, would be awarded the Charlemagne Prize. (Read more)

Celebrating Europe is synonymous to celebrating peace

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 08-05-2015

Celebrating Europe is synonymous to celebrating peace 
This year's Europe Day which we will celebrate tomorrow is a special one with 2015 marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The spectacle of horror that was this war, with an outrageous accumulation of barbarity, plunged humanity into the abyss. Our continent however was able to rise above hatred and fear to unite in solidarity, democracy, and tolerance for a project of political and economic union which remains unique in the world. Never has our continent known such a long period without conflict. Celebrating Europe is synonymous to celebrating peace. (Read more)

Train of a Thousand – International Youth-meeting Auschwitz 2015 – Speech by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Auschwitz-Birkenau - 08-05-2015

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we have come together here in Auschwitz today, this place of darkness where unique acts of evil were committed. During the greatest horror mankind has ever known, 1,1 million innocent people -men, women, children, babies - were murdered here in the hell of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In a ruthless killing machine, which stigmatized and denigrated, turned names into numbers and was hell-bent on annihilation. (Read more)

Europe Day 9 May: Schulz and Mogherini take part in Citizens' Dialogues at EXPO Milan and inaugurate EU Pavilion

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 07-05-2015

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On 9 May 2015, the European Union celebrates Europe Day in its Member States and around the world. To mark the occasion, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission (HRVP) will open the EU Pavilion of EXPO Milan and exchange views with over 1 000 citizens to hear their ideas and views about the EU. (Read more)