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I was shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic crash of the Malaysian airliner which led to the death of so many people. I send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the national authorities of the affected countries. (Read more)

Speech by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament at the special meeting of the European Council

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Brussels - 16-07-2014

Martin Schulz.
Democracy is constantly evolving. It is not static. Democracy needs to reflect developments in society, institutionally as well as in other ways. In recent decades, people have felt ever more strongly that their wishes should meet with a visible response at EU level, including when it comes to the institutions’ policies on appointments to offices. (Read more)

Schulz on the intervention of Janusz Korwin-Mikke during the Strasbourg plenary

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Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 16-07-2014

Martin Schulz.
I have thoroughly read the intervention of MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke. I find his language derogatory, racist and running contrary to the values and principles laid down in the basic texts on which the European Union is founded. (Read more)

Schulz on the election of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission

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Press Release - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 15-07-2014

 (Strasbourg ).
This is an historic day in the continuing process of developing a true European democracy. Today we have witnessed the conclusion and acceptance of a process that, despite the scepticism it received initially, gave European citizens a direct say in the nomination of the top executive post in the European Union. (Read more)

Inaugural speech by Martin Schulz as President of the European Parliament

Speeches - Internal Policies and EU Institutions - Strasbourg - 01-07-2014

Martin Schulz
As the first President to be re-elected to this office, I appreciate that it is an extraordinary honour. I realise that this – for this House – unprecedented step confers a particular obligation upon me, and I intend to show myself equal to it – I take it very seriously. (Read more)