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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani concludes visit to Niger: calls for more EU resources and investment to support control of migratory flows in Niger and Sahel 
"Until 2016, 90% of irregular migrants travelled through the Niger to Libya and Europe. In just 2 years, Niger reduced migration flows by 95%, from over 300,000 to about 10,000 in 2018. We need to support this model and extend it to other Sahel countries following the example with Turkey, where we committed 6 billion euros to close the so-called 'Balkan route', " declared European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, at the end of his official visit to Niamey in Niger where he headed a mission of entrepreneurs, researchers, and representatives of international organisations. (Read more)

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 16-07-2018

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows  
“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara region to discuss how we can expand the Niger migration-management model to other African transit countries,” said European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, ahead of his visit to Niger from 17 to 18 July. (Read more)
Tajani visit to Niger: 95 Percent decrease in migration flows to Libya and Europe thanks to EU partnership and funds - President to visit Niamey with entrepreneurs, researchers and international organisations 
''Through financial support and a strong partnership, the European Union has helped Niger to reduce migratory flows to Libya and the EU by over 95%. In 2016, 330,000 people crossed Niger primarily directed to Europe via Libya. In 2017, this number went down to less than 18,000, and in 2018 to around 10,000. We must continue to support Niger in this action by offering all possible help for the economic, entrepreneurial and technological development of the country" said the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, ahead of his mission in Niger on 17 and 18 July. (Read more)
President Tajani hosts youth health campaign with Juventus FC coach Massimiliano Allegri and Professor Cognetti 
European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will meet Professor Cognetti, Director of the Department of Medical Oncology of the "Regina Elena" Institute in Rome, together with Juventus FC coach, Massimiliano Allegri, tomorrow in Brussels. (Read more)

Statement by President Antonio Tajani on the conclusion of his visit to Libya

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Tripoli - 09-07-2018

President Antonio Tajani and Fayez al-Sarraj 
  "The Libyan people are asking Europe to speak with one voice, with one message strengthening the coordination of all the efforts under way. In accord with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, we will organise a working day on Libya on 10 October at the European Parliament in Brussels, together with the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini. This meeting will bring together all the parties interested in the various sectors of cooperation and in the organization of future democratic elections in Libya. We want elections to be held in Libya, serving as the starting point for reconciliation and common efforts based on democratic consolidation, proceeding towards economic stability and support for reconstruction," (Read more)
Tajani visit to Libya: Stability in Libya means stability in Europe - The EU must focus its efforts on reconstruction and democratisation 
“Stability in Libya means stability in Europe. The European Union must speak with one voice and all our efforts must be aimed at supporting the reconstruction of a state so that it becomes a strong partner. The European Parliament stands by the Libyan people, who deserve peace, stability, democracy and prosperity," said European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, at the beginning of his official visit to Tripoli, where he will be received by the Libyan Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, and by the President of the High Council of State, Khaled al-Mishri. (Read more)

President Tajani receives the President of Angola: we must strengthen EU action in Africa

Press Release - Strasbourg - 04-07-2018

President Tajani receives the President of Angola: we must strengthen EU action in Africa 
"The EU must strengthen its action in Angola and, more in general, in Africa,’’ said European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, following today’s meeting with the President of Angola, João Lourenço. "In the next Multilateral Financial Framework - added Tajani – EUR 40 billion should be earmarked for a comprehensive Marshall Plan for Africa that helps mobilise overall investment worth EUR 500 billion in the next ten years on the continent." (Read more)

President Tajani on the future of Europe debate with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Press Release - Strasbourg - 04-07-2018

President Tajani on the future of Europe debate with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki 
European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, received the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, today in Strasbourg. The meeting took place in the framework of President Tajani's initiative to invite EU Heads of State and Government to debate the future of Europe in plenary. (Read more)
Tajani to EU Leaders : to manage migration flows we must first stop departures, strengthen external borders, reform Dublin and stabilise Libya 
“The immediate priority right now is to close the Mediterranean route, strengthen our external borders and reform the European asylum system. In parallel to this we must support the stabilisation of Libya, finance centres for the support of asylum seekers in transit countries and invest in Africa to provide opportunities for young Africans in their own countries” declared President Tajani in a roundup of his address to the European Council on the migration crises. (Read more)

Speech by the President of the European Parliament to the European Council meeting on 28 June 2018

Speeches - Brussels - 28-06-2018

Speech by the President of the European Parliament to the European Council meeting on 28 June 2018 
This European Council meeting will be remembered for a long time, but we cannot yet say whether it will be remembered as a success or a failure. That will depend on us, on the responses we offer to our fellow citizens’ most pressing concerns, in particular those linked to the migration crisis which is putting our cooperation arrangements and our determination to work together to a serious test. (Read more)
 

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