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Schulz awards the 2014 Sakharov Prize to Dr Denis Mukwege

Press Release - Human Rights - Strasbourg - 26-11-2014

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I am particularly honoured to award the European Parliament's 2014 Sakharov Prize for the Freedom of Thought to Dr Denis Mukwege from the Democratic Republic of Congo. By awarding this prize, the European Parliament acknowledges his admirable work as a medical doctor and honours the man who struggles for women’s dignity, for justice and peace in his country. (Read more)
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Dr Mukwege, before I pay tribute to your exceptional work, please allow me to welcome a number of other guests who have demonstrated a genuine commitment to freedom and human rights. One of them is the representative of the Ukrainian EuroMaidan Movement, Yelyzaveta Schepetylnykova. You have displayed enormous courage; You have fought to secure a better future for your country, at great risk to your own life; You took to the streets in order to demonstrate in favour of a free and democratic Ukraine. You have our unqualified support and solidarity. (Read more)

President Schulz welcomes Pope Francis to the European Parliament

Speeches - Strasbourg - 25-11-2014

 (Strasbourg ). 
26 years ago, Pope John Paul II addressed the European Parliament. His speech was a milestone of the path that led to the fall of the Iron Curtain and European reunification. Today you will be addressing a European Parliament, with Members representing more than 500 million citizens, coming from 28 Member States. We represent the plurality and diversity of Europe. For the last six years Europe has been living through a dramatic and unprecedented crisis. (Read more)
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Today we are discussing some very serious topics but also commemorating a milestone in our ability to face up to protecting vulnerable groups: the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. The adoption of the Convention and its rapid ratification were major steps forward for bettering children's rights. It has led to countless initiatives and tangible results the world over. (Read more)

Launch of the President's Flickr webpage


Press Release - Brussels - 17-11-2014

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We're happy to announce the launch of the President's new Flickr webpage, a photo hosting website where you can now easily access numerous images related to President Schulz. The photos are uploaded shortly after each of the President's activities and are easily accessible. The website allows you to save your favourite images in different sizes. You can now easily follow, like and save the photos of President Schulz. (Read more)