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President Schulz comments on latest developments in Turkey

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Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Human Rights - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 16-07-2016

Martin Schulz.
The attempted coup yesterday evening in Turkey is shocking and I condemn it in the strongest terms. Violence never leads to peaceful political transition and only deepens social divisions which are difficult to heal. However, the Turkish Government for its part must not use this occasion to breach democratic rule, restrict freedom of speech and fundamental rights. (Read more)

President Schulz expresses his deep sorrow and condolences following the attack in Nice

Press Release - Brussels - 15-07-2016

Martin Schulz.
This morning, I would like to express my deep sorrow following the attack last night in Nice. On behalf of the European Parliament, I would like to extend my condolences to the families and friends of the many victims. I send my wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured. I commend the courage and solidarity of both the emergency services and ordinary citizens of Nice. (Read more)
Martin Schulz
Can Dündar ist ein mutiger und ein charismatischer Mann. Ein Mensch, der für seine Überzeugungen eintritt und der dafür einen hohen Preis zahlen musste. Jemand, der wegen seines Rückgrats bedroht, fast ermordet und schließlich ins Gefängnis gesperrt wurde. Herr Dündar, angesichts der Gefahr, der Sie ausgesetzt waren, sind wir umso glücklicher, dass Sie heute hier in Hamburg bei uns sein können, um diesen Preis entgegen zu nehmen. (Read more)

Plenary announcement on the occasion of President Abbas' visit

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 06-07-2016

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It is a great honour for us to receive President Mahmoud Abbas here today. Mr Abbas, I should like to thank you once again for accepting our invitation. The prevailing good relations with Palestine are of enormous importance to us in the European Union. The EU is Palestine’s principal partner in financial, economic and humanitarian cooperation. However, we also see it as a moral mission for us to help create a stable and functioning Palestine. (Read more)

Plenary announcement on the occasion of President Rivlin's visit

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 06-07-2016

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It is a great honour for us to receive President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama Rivlin, here today. Mr Rivlin, I should like to thank you once again for accepting our invitation. The prevailing good relations with Israel are of enormous importance to us in the European Union. The State of Israel is more than just an important trading partner and political ally: our citizens are linked by a shared history, common values and an aspiration to social justice. It is shameful that anti-Semitism still persists as a deplorable reality in Europe. As politicians and as a society, we must further step up our efforts to grant better protection to Jews in Europe. (Read more)

Martin Schulz welcomes positive vote on new European Border and Coast Guard

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Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Human Rights - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 06-07-2016

Martin Schulz.
I warmly welcome the positive outcome of negotiations with the Council sealed today by the approval of an overwhelming majority in plenary. The creation of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, as a first step in the direction of an integrated EU border management system, is excellent news at a time when our external borders are under intensive pressure and so many lives continue to be tragically lost in the Mediterranean. (Read more)

Speech at the European Council by Martin Schulz

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 28-06-2016

Martin Schulz
That being said, the European Parliament takes note of the democratic will of the majority of citizens of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union and points out that this will needs to be fully respected and implemented as soon as possible. (Read more)

Joint statement on the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum

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Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 24-06-2016

Martin Schulz.
Joint statement by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mark Rutte, holder of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, on the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum (Read more)

Speech at Business Europe - European Business Summit - "What’s next for Europe?”

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Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 02-06-2016

Martin Schulz © European Union 2014 - European Parliament. (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license) (13/01/2015).
Let me first thank BusinessEurope, especially its Director General Markus Beyrer, and the Director General of the European Business Summit Arnaud Thysen, for the invitation and for organising this timely conference on the future of Europe. Europe today is one of the richest regions in the world. Our citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living. They also benefit from what is possibly the world’s highest level of protection of fundamental rights. Our businesses, for their part, can conduct their activities in an environment of legal certainty, with an impressive pool of highly educated people to stay on the forefront in their sector. (Read more)

Sakharov Prize Network: Mid-Term Conference

Speeches - Human Rights - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 24-05-2016

Martin Schulz.
It is my pleasure to welcome you back to the European Parliament. We last met in Strasbourg in 2013 when we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Sakharov Prize. On that occasion, we committed to meeting regularly, so I'm proud to be here with you again today. As President of the European Parliament, I have had the honour to present the Sakharov Prize to Laureates from countries as diverse as Myanmar, Cuba, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Read more)

Laudatio de Sofia Corradi con motivo de la entrega del Premio Europeo Carlos V

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Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Yuste - 09-05-2016

Agradezco a la Fundación Europea de Yuste, al Gobierno de Extremadura y muy especialmente a Su Majestad el Rey la invitación a participar en un acto tan especial, en una fecha tan señalada y en un lugar tan simbólico. En su libro ‘Viajes por España’, el escritor Pedro Antonio de Alarcón recomendaba vivamente visitar Yuste «a quien sea algo jinete, cuente con cuatro días y treinta duros de sobra y tenga algún conocido en Navalmoral de la Mata que proporcione caballo y guía». (Read more)