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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)

Investment Plan for Europe: Parliament delivers


Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 24-06-2015

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With a large majority, the European Parliament gave today its go-ahead to the European Fund for Strategic Investments after reaching an agreement with the Council. The Parliament's contribution has not only offered a key political backing to the Investment plan since its inception, it not only managed to pass this complex regulation at record speed, but it also managed to improve it considerably. (Read more)

Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union


Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 22-06-2015

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Moving ahead with economic and monetary union is not only necessary but essential. We need to deepen and strengthen our economic governance to stabilise our economies, deliver growth, ensure a tighter economic unit in the face of globalisation and, certainly not of less importance, ensure that the democratic dimension of economic policy making is much better represented. The report presented today sets the ball off in this direction. (Read more)
Martin Schulz © European Union 2014 - European Parliament. (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license) (11/03/2013). 
As a child, I experienced borders on a daily basis. I grew up in the border region of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium – and I remember vividly queuing at the wooden turnpikes on my way to visit family. They were the borders between countries. They still exist today. Even though the wooden turnpikes have gone, and no one is stopped to show their passport. (Read more)