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Monday, 13 January 2014 - Strasbourg

3. Statements by the President

The President welcomed the adoption of the euro by Latvia on 1 January 2014.

The President spoke of the numerous storms in Europe in recent weeks and said there would be a debate on the subject during one of the February part-sessions. He expressed Parliament's solidarity with the victims of the storms.

The President spoke of the UN conference on the future of Syria would open in Geneva on 22 January 2014. He stressed the importance of this conference.

The President commented on press reports of accusations made by the Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, against Elmar Brok. He said that, if these accusations had indeed been made, they were deplorable.

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