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

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 18-12-2014

Martin Schulz. 
We have come together in Brussels today to discuss the Investment Plan for Europe that was launched in the European Parliament on the 26th of November. The Plan may not yet be perfect, the plan may not reflect everybody's wish list, but the plan clearly demonstrates our willingness to get Europe out of the crisis. The Investment Plan is a strong signal that we are committed to a new path for Europe towards growth and jobs. And it is of utmost importance that you clearly commit yourself to its success, too. (Read more)

Martin Schulz on the conclusion of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Georgia

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 18-12-2014

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I warmly welcome today's conclusion of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Georgia and the European Union. I would like to congratulate the people of Georgia on what is nothing less than a historic moment in the relationship between the EU and Georgia. The conclusion of the agreement was supported by an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament and it constitutes the result of the efforts of the Georgian authorities within the framework of the Eastern Partnership. (Read more)
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On Wednesday President Schulz met Mario Monti, chair of the High Level Working Group on own resources in order to take stock of preliminary findings of the working group. President Schulz stressed that the need for clear and stable EU budget revenue streams could not be more urgent with recent high profile incidents showing that the system with which the budget is funded is not working for anyone. (Read more)

Statement made at the European Parliament plenary session

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 16-12-2014

Martin Schulz. 
we have all heard the shocking news from Pakistan this morning. More than 120 people, including at least 100 children, were murdered in cold blood in a school by the Taliban. Many more people are still within the school premises, possibly being held captive. This heinous and cowardly crime leaves all of us stunned and speechless It once again demonstrates the Taliban’s moral depravity, whose inhuman ideology and merciless fanaticism does not even spare innocent children. (Read more)

Opening of the plenary: situation in Turkey

Press Release - Strasbourg - 15-12-2014

Martin Schulz. 
The freedom and pluralism of the media are a core value of our Union. Turkey is a candidate country which is in accession negotiations with the EU. The relationship with candidate countries has to be an honest and open one. (Read more)