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Speech at the Interreligious Dialogue - “The future of the Jewish Communities in Europe”


Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 27-09-2016

Martin Schulz.
I would like to thank you for participating in the sixth Interreligious Dialogue meeting, organised by the European Parliament. We have heard diverse contributions from our panellists and I am grateful that you all engaged in a fruitful discussion. The Interreligious Dialogue in its current format has become a true tradition of our house. This dialogue between religions in the face of today’s challenges is maybe more necessary than ever. Because you as religious representatives have a crucial role to play. You carry a huge responsibility. You help shape our core values, you help to promote them among our people and you help bridge divides in our societies. (Read more)
 (London ).
It is a great honour to be invited here - once again - at your prestigious university. Last time I was here, on 5 February of this year, I argued that we needed the UK to make the EU stronger and better. I painted a picture of a world in 2050 in which no single EU Member State was in the G7. And where Europeans made up just 5.4% of the world population. I pleaded for a smart coexistence between the regional, the national and the European levels, not the triumphant return of the nation state as a solution for all problems. (Read more)

President Schulz on official visit to London


Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 21-09-2016

Martin Schulz © European Union 2014 - European Parliament. (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license) (13/01/2015).
On Thursday and Friday President Schulz will be in London and will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. It will be the first time that President Schulz will be meeting Ms May and Mr Khan. The President will conclude his visit with a lecture at the European Institute of the London School of Economics on Friday afternoon. The lecture will be followed by a questions and answer session. (Read more)

Rede zur Eröffnung der inter-institutionellen Konferenz zu Eigenmitteln der EU Europäisches Parlament


Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brüssel - 07-09-2016

 (Brüssel ).
Ich freue mich sehr, Sie zur Konferenz über die künftige Finanzierung der Europäischen Union, die im Rahmen der laufenden Arbeit der Hochrangingen Gruppe zu den Eigenmitteln veranstaltet wird, willkommen zu heißen. Das Anliegen dieser Konferenz ist es die Neugestaltung eines der Herzstücke der Europäischen Union zu diskutieren: die EU Eigenmittel. Es geht um eine grundlegende Reform, und dies zu einem Zeitpunkt zu dem die Dringlichkeit einer solch tiefen Reform größer denn je ist. (Read more)

Schulz’s statement following his visit to Turkey


Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Ankara - 01-09-2016

 (Brussels ).
Today’s meetings were a good opportunity to hold a frank, open and productive discussion on the state of EU-Turkey relations after weeks of undue estrangement. Turkey is a partner and a candidate country to the European Union. We must be able to speak openly to highlight progress, but also to engage constructively in the challenges faced. (Read more)

Schulz on the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 25-08-2016

Ceremonia de firma del cese al fuego durante los diálogos de paz en La Habana el 23 de junio de 2016.
After more than half a century of conflict, hundreds of thousands of casualties, tens of thousands of missing people and millions of internally displaced persons, peace is at last coming to Colombia. (Read more)

Discurso ante el Congreso de Colombia

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Bogotá - 23-08-2016

Martin Schulz.
Desearía en primer lugar agradecer al presidente Mauricio Lizcano (presidente del Senado) y al presidente Miguel Ángel Pinto (presidente de la Cámara de Representantes) su cálida bienvenida y que me hayan concedido este honor de dirigirme a la representación nacional del pueblo colombiano en un momento que difícilmente podría ser más histórico. (Read more)

Latin America and Europe: Stronger together


Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Buenos Aires - 22-08-2016

 (Brussels ).
Thank you very much for the invitation to speak to you today. I feel honoured to be here at the prestigious University of Buenos Aires where numerous Argentinian Presidents and several Nobel laureates were educated. I always enjoy exchanging views with smart young people; not just because I like open debates, but also because you are the future. And even though we live in times of turmoil, I am convinced that this future - your future - is a bright one. (Read more)

Schulz to pay official visit to Argentina and Colombia

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 19-08-2016

 (Brussels ).
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will pay an official visit to Argentina and Colombia on 22 and 23 August. (Read more)

President Schulz comments on latest developments in Turkey


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)