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Martin Schulz zum Tode Egon Bahrs


Pressemitteilungen - Brüssel - 20-08-2015

Credits: Wikimedia Commons: Holger Noß - own work
Mit großer Bestürzung habe ich vom Tod Egon Bahrs gehört. Dies ist ein trauriger Tag für Deutschland, Europa und die Sozialdemokratie. Mit Egon Bahr verlieren wir einen mutigen und unermüdlichen Kämpfer für Frieden, Freiheit und Verständigung in Europa. Als Architekt der Ostpolitik hat er gemeinsam mit Willy Brandt Deutschland und Europa verändert und Geschichte geschrieben. Egon Bahr war eine sozialdemokratische Lichtgestalt, dessen Wirken und Leistung unvergessen bleiben. Seine tiefe Menschlichkeit, seine intellektuelle Redlichkeit und politische Weitsicht waren vorbildhaft. (Read more)

Martin Schulz on the verditct handed down to Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus


Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Human Rights - Brussels - 15-08-2015

Martin Schulz.
It is with utter dismay and regret that I have heard about the verdict handed down by the Baku Court to Dr Leyla Yunus and Mr Arif Yunus. The legal process leading to the verdict which imposes heavy prison sentences on two leading voices in the defence of human rights is utterly unfair, as testified by international monitors, and moreover completely disregards the health conditions of those sentenced. (Read more)
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A l'occasion du 90ème anniversaire de Jacques Delors, le Président de la Commission européenne Jean–Claude Juncker et le Président du Parlement européen Martin Schulz tiennent à lui exprimer toute leur admiration, leur reconnaissance et leur amitié. (Read more)

Speech to the Serbian Parliament by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Belgrade - 15-07-2015

Martin Schulz © European Union 2014 - European Parliament. (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license) (13/01/2015).
We in Europe have a year of commemorations behind us. Together we commemorated the outbreak of the First World War one hundred years ago. The First World War, the defining catastrophe of the 20th century, left in its wake a devastated, destroyed continent. And the destruction which was yet to follow proved to be even greater still: the Second World War, which Nazi Germany unleashed with its invasion of Poland three-quarters of a century ago and which then enveloped Europe. (Read more)

Address to the Albanian Parliament by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Tirana - 14-07-2015

 (Tirana ).
In the past year, many commemorations have been held in Europe. These ceremonies and pauses for recollection are important. They give us a rare opportunity to stop what we are doing and think about where we have come from, how much past events still determine what is happening now, and how closely our history as Europeans and thus also our futures are interwoven. (Read more)

Iran nuclear agreement: good for Iran, for the region and for global security


Press Release - Energy and Climate Change - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 14-07-2015

Copyright: US Department of State
Today's nuclear agreement with Iran marks the beginning of a new era in the relation between Iran and the rest of the world. After years of sanctions and tense relations, this agreement makes everyone better-off. This agreement is good for Iran, is good for the region and is good for global security. I congratulate the E3/EU + 3 and Iran on their tireless and professional work in seeking a satisfactory and balanced agreement. Both sides have rightly been animated by the conviction that cooperation would lead to a better outcome than confrontation. (Read more)

Speech at the Euro Summit by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Brussels - 12-07-2015

Martin Schulz.
Tonight's decisions will determine the future of Europe and affect the lives of millions of people. None of us ever wanted to arrive at this point. Yet here we are. When you Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras came to the European Parliament last Wednesday and joined us for a public debate in the plenary no one could have imagined such a dramatic escalation in only a couple of days. It is high-time we all calm down, not get absorbed by every small detail, but keep a cool head and focus on the big picture. (Read more)
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Today's vote on the recommendations on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership was good for the European Parliament and was good for TTIP. Today's resolution spells out clearly what a good TTIP would look like: what should and should not be in the final text to receive the needed consent of the European Parliament. Today's recommendations map out the European Parliament's red lines and the areas where the EU is more clearly set to gain in this transatlantic negotiation, going into both content and procedures. (Read more)

Address to the Verkhovna Rada


Speeches - Kyiv - 03-07-2015

 (Kyiv ).
It is a great honour and pleasure to be here with you on this special day, the day of the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. This agreement will bring our two Parliaments, and thus our people, even closer together. As Europeans, peace and unity on our continent are ideals we all treasure. Our shared values, democracy and rule of law, individual rights and human dignity, drive the European project. (Read more)

Martin Schulz expresses solidarity after today’s terrorist attacks

Press Release - Brussels - 26-06-2015

Martin Schulz.
On behalf of the European Parliament, I express our strong condemnation following the terrorist attacks which targeted Tunisia in Sousse today. All our thoughts are with the victims and their families and we assure the people and the Tunisian authorities of our full support. It is Tunisian democracy which is targeted once again, three months after the attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis. (Read more)

Speech at the European Council Meeting in Brussels

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 25-06-2015

Martin Schulz © European Union 2014 - European Parliament. (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license) (13/01/2015).
we all have been following the negotiations between Greece and its partners very closely this week. The European Parliament hopes, that a compromise will be reached today; one that will keep Greece in the Eurozone and pave the way for improving the sustainability of Greek debt. The Greek people have made enormous sacrifices. And the partners have made substantial concessions. Now it is upon the Greek government to take the stretched-out hand of its partners. (Read more)