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 (Brussels ). 
Investing in Europe is, of course, about money and figures. It is about closing the investment gap and catching up with our competitors. But investing in Europe is about much more than money and figures: it is about demonstrating our commitment to our union, it is about self-confidence and optimism. Investing in Europe, be it as a private or a public stake-holder, is about showing trust in Europe and building bridges to a joint future. (Read more)
"Flag of the Romani people" by AdiJapan - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons 
Today around six million Romani people live in the European Union. Romani people are the biggest ethnic minority in Europe - and one of the most marginalized and discriminated. Many Roma still live on the margins of society. According to the Fundamental Rights Agency one in three Roma is unemployed, one in five has no health insurance, and nine out of ten live below the poverty line. Not even every second Roma child completes primary education. (Read more)

Schulz on the plane crash in Southern France

Press Release - Brussels - 24-03-2015

Martin Schulz. 
In the name of the European Parliament I wish to convey my sincere condolences to all the families and friends of the victims on the Germanwings 4U9525 flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf which crashed this morning near Digne-les-Bains in Southern France. We grieve this terrible loss which has struck individual people and families as well as nations. Tomorrow, at the opening of its plenary session, the European Parliament will remember the victims with a minute of silence. (Read more)

Speech to the European Council By Martin Schulz President of the European Parliament 19th of March 2015

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 19-03-2015

Martin Schulz. 
Ladies and gentlemen, the Energy Union is a historic project, on a par only with the Coal and Steel Community and the Internal Market and it merits our commitment. We have lost more than enough time. So, let's step up our actions. Therefore, President Hollande, Prime Minister Rajoy, Prime Minister Passos Coelho, I would like to congratulate you on a recent ground-breaking action: the inauguration of a power line between French Baixàs and Spanish Santa Llogaia. This power line helps connect the power system of the Iberian Peninsula to other European energy markets. (Read more)
 (Beijing ). 
It is a great pleasure for me to be here addressing the prestigious Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Today is the fourth and last day of my visit in China. I had the great honour of meeting President Xi Jinping, Chairman Zhang Dejian, State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Vice-Chairman Wang Jiarui. On my visits to the Temple of Heaven and Tianjin I got a glimpse both of the serene beauty of old China and the dynamism of modern China. (Read more)