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President Schulz comments on latest developments in Turkey

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Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Human Rights - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 16-07-2016

Martin Schulz. 
The attempted coup yesterday evening in Turkey is shocking and I condemn it in the strongest terms. Violence never leads to peaceful political transition and only deepens social divisions which are difficult to heal. However, the Turkish Government for its part must not use this occasion to breach democratic rule, restrict freedom of speech and fundamental rights. (Read more)

President Schulz expresses his deep sorrow and condolences following the attack in Nice

Press Release - Brussels - 15-07-2016

Martin Schulz. 
This morning, I would like to express my deep sorrow following the attack last night in Nice. On behalf of the European Parliament, I would like to extend my condolences to the families and friends of the many victims. I send my wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured. I commend the courage and solidarity of both the emergency services and ordinary citizens of Nice. (Read more)
Martin Schulz 
Can Dündar ist ein mutiger und ein charismatischer Mann. Ein Mensch, der für seine Überzeugungen eintritt und der dafür einen hohen Preis zahlen musste. Jemand, der wegen seines Rückgrats bedroht, fast ermordet und schließlich ins Gefängnis gesperrt wurde. Herr Dündar, angesichts der Gefahr, der Sie ausgesetzt waren, sind wir umso glücklicher, dass Sie heute hier in Hamburg bei uns sein können, um diesen Preis entgegen zu nehmen. (Read more)

Plenary announcement on the occasion of President Abbas' visit

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 06-07-2016

 (Strasbourg ). 
It is a great honour for us to receive President Mahmoud Abbas here today. Mr Abbas, I should like to thank you once again for accepting our invitation. The prevailing good relations with Palestine are of enormous importance to us in the European Union. The EU is Palestine’s principal partner in financial, economic and humanitarian cooperation. However, we also see it as a moral mission for us to help create a stable and functioning Palestine. (Read more)

Plenary announcement on the occasion of President Rivlin's visit

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 06-07-2016

 (Strasbourg ). 
It is a great honour for us to receive President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama Rivlin, here today. Mr Rivlin, I should like to thank you once again for accepting our invitation. The prevailing good relations with Israel are of enormous importance to us in the European Union. The State of Israel is more than just an important trading partner and political ally: our citizens are linked by a shared history, common values and an aspiration to social justice. It is shameful that anti-Semitism still persists as a deplorable reality in Europe. As politicians and as a society, we must further step up our efforts to grant better protection to Jews in Europe. (Read more)