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Schulz on the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean

Press Release - Brussels - 15-04-2015

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We have received news reports of yet another tragedy off the coasts of Libya in which about 400 migrants are feared dead. This would be a tragedy of immense proportions. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. I thank the rescue workers for their admirable efforts in these difficult hours. The response to the repetitiveness and magnitude of these tragedies cannot be apathy, but it must be an urgent and comprehensive solution to this calamity. (Read more)

Schulz on the death of Günter Grass

Press Release - Brussels - 13-04-2015

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It is with great sadness that I learn of the death of Günter Grass. His death leaves a void that will be very hard to fill. With Günter Grass we lose an outstanding writer who has shaped German post-war and contemporary literature like no other and whose work is admired worldwide. His books and poems are unforgettable. (Read more)
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Wir sind heute nach Weimar gekommen, um mit Ihnen gemeinsam der Befreiung des Konzentrationslagers Buchenwald vor 70 Jahren, am 11. April 1945, zu gedenken. Sie haben die Hölle des Konzentrationslagers überlebt. Doch für viele Ihrer Mitgefangenen, Ihrer Angehörigen und Freunde kam die Rettung zu spät. Durch Hunger und Krankheit, Zwangsarbeit und Folter, Hinrichtung und unvorstellbare Grausamkeit wurden 56.000 Menschen in Buchenwald ermordet. Die zerstörten Leben werden für immer fehlen. (Read more)

Martin Schulz to pay official visit to Turkey

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Press Release - Brussels - 07-04-2015

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The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will be on a two-day official visit to Turkey tomorrow and Thursday. On Wednesday President Schulz will have meetings with the highest Turkish authorities, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, European Affair Minister Volkan Bozkır, and the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Cemil Çiçek. President Schulz will also meet with political group leaders in the TGNA. (Read more)

Schulz on the outcome of nuclear negotiations with Iran

Press Release - Energy and Climate Change - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 02-04-2015

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I salute the historic deal reached today at the end of long and difficult negotiations between E3+3 representatives and Iran. (Read more)