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Speech at the European Council by Martin Schulz

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 28-06-2016

Martin Schulz 
That being said, the European Parliament takes note of the democratic will of the majority of citizens of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union and points out that this will needs to be fully respected and implemented as soon as possible. (Read more)

Netz der Sacharow-Preisträger: Halbzeitkonferenz

Reden - Human Rights - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brüssel - 24-05-2016

Martin Schulz. 
Unser letztes Treffen fand 2013 in Straßburg statt, als wir das 25-jährige Bestehen des Sacharow-Preises begingen. Damals hatten wir uns vorgenommen regelmäßig zusammenzukommen, und deshalb bin ich stolz, heute wieder hier mit Ihnen zusammen zu sein. Als Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments habe ich mehrfach die Ehre gehabt, den Sacharow-Preis an Preisträger aus verschiedensten Ländern wie Myanmar, Kuba, Pakistan und der Demokratischen Republik Kongo zu vergeben. (Read more)

Laudatio de Sofia Corradi con motivo de la entrega del Premio Europeo Carlos V


Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Yuste - 09-05-2016

Laudatio de Sofia Corradi con motivo de la entrega del Premio Europeo Carlos V 
Agradezco a la Fundación Europea de Yuste, al Gobierno de Extremadura y muy especialmente a Su Majestad el Rey la invitación a participar en un acto tan especial, en una fecha tan señalada y en un lugar tan simbólico. En su libro ‘Viajes por España’, el escritor Pedro Antonio de Alarcón recomendaba vivamente visitar Yuste «a quien sea algo jinete, cuente con cuatro días y treinta duros de sobra y tenga algún conocido en Navalmoral de la Mata que proporcione caballo y guía». (Read more)

Charlemagne Prize 2016 - Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Rome - 06-05-2016

 (Rome ). 
It is a great honour and a pleasure for me to address you here today in the Sala Regia in the Vatican on the occasion of the award of the Charlemagne Prize to His Holiness Pope Francis. The Charlemagne Prize is a citizens' prize awarded by the citizens of Aachen, a city situated in my home region, where Germany, Holland and Belgium meet. (Read more)

Opening of the Plenary: Remarks on Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 27-04-2016

 (Brussels ). 
I assume that all of us still know what we were doing on the 26th of April 1986. This day is etched deeply in our memory as 30 years ago, on the 26th of April 1986, in the former Ukrainian Soviet Republic, reactor unit 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl exploded. This was followed by a total core melt down, a huge disaster, and a resulting tragedy with dire consequences. Radioactive material was ejected into the atmosphere, large parts of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine were contaminated; the radioactive cloud drifted to Central Europe and the North Cape. (Read more)