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President Schulz attends International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Press Release - Prague - 27-01-2015

 ( Prague ). 
On Tuesday 27 January, President Schulz visited Prague and Terezín to remember and honour the millions killed during the Holocaust and to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. He attended the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Prague, where he delivered a speech at the fourth International "Let my people Live!" Forum. (Read more)

President Schulz asks Russian ambassador for explanations over denied MEP visit

Press Release - Brussels - 26-01-2015

Martin Schulz. 
MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis, EP Rapporteur for Russia, was scheduled to visit Moscow on 29-31 January, but Russian authorities prevented him from doing so. I have raised the issue with the Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov. I stressed to the Ambassador that banning such a mission is counterproductive and urged him to reconsider the decision, given the importance of the visit for both sides. (Read more)

Statement by Martin Schulz on the swearing in of Alexis Tsipras as Prime Minister of Greece

Press Release - Brussels - 26-01-2015

 (Brussels ). 
On behalf of the European Parliament I would like to express my congratulations to Alexis Tsipras, the new Prime Minister of Greece. It is a historical victory for his party. The position in the European Parliament is clear. Mr Tsipras is the democratically elected Prime Minister of a member state of the European Union with a full right in that regard to be respected by the European institutions as a representative of the government of Greece. (Read more)

Schulz on the rebels’ attack against civilians in Mariupol

Press Release - Brussels - 24-01-2015

Martin Schulz. 
Russia-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine have been spreading terror and destruction among the civilian population in the regions affected by the conflict at an unprecedented scale. (Read more)

Schulz on the resignation of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano

Press Release - Strasbourg - 14-01-2015

 (Strasbourg ). 
The resignation of Giorgio Napolitano today, at the very end of the Italian Council presidency, is a strong symbol of his unwavering Europeanism. Throughout his political career, and even more so during his presidency, President Napolitano has guaranteed stability, responsibility and guidance in Italy and Europe. His firm-hand in the midst of the Eurozone crisis and his decision to accept a second presidential mandate to overcome the deadlock in a divided Parliament, are just two examples of his leadership and selflessness. (Read more)