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Informal Summit between the European Union and Turkey - Speech by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 29-11-2015

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Today's Summit between the European Union and Turkey is an exceptional step: never before has the European Union held a European Council meeting together with a candidate country. This step is more than justified in light of the value we attach to our relationship and the dramatic crisis we are facing together. The horrendous civil war in Syria has in its wake created one of the worst humanitarian crises of this century. With well over 200.000 dead and 12 million forced to flee their homes from the brutality of Daesh and from Assad, the country has according to Ban Ki-moon lost the equivalent of four decades of human development and is at risk of losing an entire generation deprived of education and traumatised by war. (Read more)

Introductory remarks by EP President Martin Schulz on the occasion of the plenary address of the Italian President Sergio Mattarella

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 25-11-2015

EP President Martin Schulz and the Italian President Sergio Mattarella 
Thank you for your presence here today. Your personal history shows a constant and deep commitment to the preservation and strengthening of the European project. The European institutions have been part of your first visit abroad as President of the Republic and in all your speeches in Italy and abroad, she always remembers not only the need of the European project for Italy, but also the roots and strength of the European vocation of his country. (Read more)

Speech at the Lux Prize award ceremony

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 24-11-2015

President Martin Schulz and Deniz Gamze Ergüven 
It is an honour for me to present the Lux Prize once again this year. Since it was set up in 2007, the prize has helped to bring outstanding films to new audiences. (Read more)

Süddeutsche Zeitung Wirtschaftsgipfel


Reden - Foreign Affairs - Human Rights - Berlin - 20-11-2015

Martin Schulz. 
die Terrorattentate von Paris haben uns alle tief erschüttert. Terroristen ermordeten wahllos und heimtückisch mehr als 120 unschuldige Menschen – im Konzertsaal, im Restaurant, im Fußballstadion, auf der Straße. «Jeden von uns hätte es treffen könne», genau diese Angst wollen die Terroristen in unseren Herzen einpflanzen. (Read more)

Commemoration of the victims of the Paris attacks

Speeches - 17-11-2015

Commemoration of the victims of the Paris attacks 
the terrorist attacks in Paris have left us all in deep shock and sorrow. Terrorists randomly murdered innocent people, most of them young – in a concert hall, in a restaurant, in a football stadium, out on the street. ‘Any of us could have been among the victims’ – that is the seed of fear the terrorists want to plant in our hearts. (Read more)