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Schulz on the Energy Union

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Press Release - Energy and Climate Change - Brussels - 25-02-2015

Credits: Bert Kaufmann 
Energy was central to the foundation of the European project in the '50s. Now, in the aftermath of the crisis, it should again give a boost to a stronger Europe. The President of the European Commission was right in making the energy union one of his top priorities and I am glad that it will be supported by his investment plan. The five dimensions and fifteen actions outlined today in the European Parliament touch upon issues the European Union has been struggling with for years. (Read more)
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The political agreement in the Eurogroup today is to be welcomed wholeheartedly. It does not solve all problems but it should buy very precious time and will allow further talks to continue in a more serene environment. We must now seize the opportunity to wipe the slate clean of the rhetoric and posturing that has polluted the environment for too long and work towards a mutually beneficial outcome. (Read more)
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Over the weekend, Copenhagen, free speech and the Jewish community were subjected to a heinous and cowardly attack which strikes at the core of what makes us European: diversity, tolerance and freedom. In the name of the European Parliament I convey my condolences to the Danish nation and the family of the victims and the injured. (Read more)

Informal meeting of the Heads of State and Government - Speech by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 12-02-2015

Martin Schulz. 
Today we discuss the fight against terrorism. Our feelings of shock that 17 people should have lost their lives in the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and on a kosher supermarket simply because of drawings which fanatics did not want to see in print, simply because as policemen they were protecting us, or simply because they were Jews, are still very raw. (Read more)
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Vice-President Biden, it is both a great honour and pleasure to welcome you to the European Parliament today. In recent years the transatlantic relationship has been tested. Yet, there is much more that unites us than divides us. We, the US and Europe, are bound by a common history and shared values - on human rights, democracy and the rule of-law. (Read more)