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Speech of the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, at the European Council of 20 October 2016

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 20-10-2016

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I come with a clear message to you from the European Parliament: acting to stop the bloodshed in Syria should be the number one priority on your list. We have witnessed with utter dismay the relentless bombing of Aleppo by the Syrian regime with the air support of Russia. Once more, it has shattered the Syrians’ hope of ending the war. Once again, all principles of international law have been breached. Allow me to thank President Hollande for his strong stance against any impunity for those involved in war crimes. The European Parliament calls for consequences and accountability for those guilty of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. (Read more)
Martin Schulz. 
I would first of all like to wish a speedy recovery to Steven Woolfe, MEP, who is currently hospitalised. I also heartily thank the Parliament’s staff and medical service which provided the first aid as well as the French medical services which have subsequently been caring for him. (Read more)
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I am delighted that Mr Guterres, a European candidate with vast experience, won such an overwhelming confidence from the members of the Security Council. This constitutes a very strong base upon which the new UN Secretary General can begin working from. (Read more)

President Schulz expresses his condolences after the passing of Shimon Peres

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 28-09-2016

President Schulza and Shimon Peres 
Today the Israeli people lose a father and a landmark in the political landscape and history of Israel. We share their grief. (Read more)

Speech at the Interreligious Dialogue - “The future of the Jewish Communities in Europe”


Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 27-09-2016

Martin Schulz. 
I would like to thank you for participating in the sixth Interreligious Dialogue meeting, organised by the European Parliament. We have heard diverse contributions from our panellists and I am grateful that you all engaged in a fruitful discussion. The Interreligious Dialogue in its current format has become a true tradition of our house. This dialogue between religions in the face of today’s challenges is maybe more necessary than ever. Because you as religious representatives have a crucial role to play. You carry a huge responsibility. You help shape our core values, you help to promote them among our people and you help bridge divides in our societies. (Read more)