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European Parliament President Sassoli to meet Macron, Merkel and Johnson


European Parliament President Sassoli to meet Macron, Merkel, and Johnson to discuss budget, Brexit, and global challenges.


On his first European tour, the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli will meet the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron on Monday 7 October at the Elysée. On 8 October, he will continue to Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and will finish with a meeting in London with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In Paris, on Monday morning, President Sassoli will visit the Restos du Cœur before heading to the National Assembly where he will meet the President Richard Ferrand at noon. The meeting with Emmanuel Macron will take place in the Elysée at 15.30.

President Sassoli will be in Berlin on Tuesday, where he will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel at 11:00 followed by a meeting at the Bundestag with President Wolfgang Schäuble.

On Tuesday afternoon, he will arrive in London to meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street at 17:15 (UK time).

Discussions will focus on the beginning of negotiations on the next multi-annual budget of the European Union, where the European Parliament has an important role, Brexit, and other current challenges facing Europe.

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