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Speech on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty

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Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Maastricht - 09-12-2016

 (Brussels ). 
Coming to Maastricht is always a very special pleasure to me. I was born only some 40km from here, and those of you in the audience who come from this region, will know that it has a very special feeling to it. I use to say that someone coming from here, where the borders of the Netherlands, of Belgium and Germany meet and those countries flow almost seamlessly into each other, must almost definitely develop a sort of European identity, or at least a very personal understanding of what Europe is about. (Read more)
 (Brussels ). 
Cette première visite d'un Président tunisien aux institutions de l’Union européenne intervient à l'heure où nous célébrons le 40ème anniversaire du premier accord de coopération. Nos rencontres manifestent au plus haut niveau notre volonté de franchir un nouveau palier dans le cadre d'une relation stratégique et,  reflètent à la fois la profondeur des liens qui nous unissent et l’exception démocratique tunisienne dans le voisinage. (Read more)

Official visit by President Béji Caïd Essebsi

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 01-12-2016

 (Brussels ). 
It is our great honour to welcome to the European Parliament today the President of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr Béji Caïd Essebsi. Let me say how much it means to me, Mr President, to be standing next to you again, one year after our last meeting in Tunis. I should also like to thank you once again for the warm welcome you gave me in your beautiful country. (Read more)
 (Brussels ). 
Almost two years ago, on the 27th of February 2015, Boris Nemtsov was brutally murdered in the centre of Moscow, on a bridge right next to the Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov was not only a former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. He was one of the leaders of Russia’s liberal and democratic opposition, a reformer, supported and admired by many in Russia. (Read more)

Schulz on the result of the US presidential elections

Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 09-11-2016

Martin Schulz. 
The US electorate has spoken. The victory of Donald Trump is unequivocal and must be respected. I congratulate him and the Republican Party on their victory. Mr Trump has managed to become the standard-bearer of the angst and fears of millions of Americans. Those concerns must now be addressed with credible policies and proposals. This campaign will not be remembered as America’s finest. Vitriol and polarisation have fuelled this electoral contest. President Trump will have the daunting task of bringing together a divided nation. (Read more)