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Schulz on the election of the Juncker Commission

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 22-10-2014

 (Strasbourg ). 
The new European Commission starts under the right auspices. Its President benefits from the strongest possible legitimacy. Today his team has received backing from a very large majority of the Parliament, and his own nomination is the direct result of the outcome of the European Parliament election. (Read more)

Peace Prize of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association 2014 - Speech in honour of Jaron Lanier

Speeches - Human Rights - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 12-10-2014

Martin Schulz. 
We are on the threshold of the digital age—at the turn of an era that leaves in its wake the long 19th and short 20th centuries; within a process that calls into question our social relationships, the way we run our economies, our constitutive disposition, our values, indeed our culture. We find ourselves in a process that presents societies all over the globe with challenges of an enormity not seen since the Industrial Revolution so powerfully changed the world. (Read more)

Keynote speech of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, at THE HAMBURG SUMMIT - CHINA MEETS EUROPE

Speeches - Energy and Climate Change - Foreign Affairs - Human Rights - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Hamburg - 11-10-2014

Martin Schulz. 
This year this Summit celebrates its first decade. Since then China's weight in the world has grown enormously, the then fledgling EU-China Partnership has developed impressively, a whirlwind financial crisis has shown how interdependent we are, and global problems requiring global responses have multiplied. The EU and China need each other today in a more holistic way than was the case ten years ago. We must now make sure that we maintain the commitment - a commitment to work constructively together on an ever wider number of areas. (Read more)

Schulz on 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Press Release - Human Rights - Brussels - 10-10-2014

Martin Schulz. 
In the name of the Parliament, I am particularly proud that the 2013 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought laureate, Malala Yousafzai, gets her fight for girls' fair access to education acknowledged at the level of the Nobel Peace Prize. Our Parliament was deeply touched by her speech last November in Strasbourg. She called for more care towards children who are out of education: "These children do not want an Iphone, an X-box, a Playstation or chocolates. They just want a book and a pen". (Read more)

Milan growth summit

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Milan - 08-10-2014

 (Milan ). 
When Jean-Claude Juncker presented the details of his EUR 300 billion investment plan to the European Parliament in July he won sustained applause from the MEPs present in the Chamber. The consensus view was that at long last someone was attacking our current problems at the root. At long last someone had come up with a stimulus package which would give our faltering economy a genuine boost. I say this because one thing has been clear to the European Parliament for a long time: Europe needs more investment. (Read more)