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Monday, 11 September 2017 - Strasbourg

2. Statements by the President
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The President condemned the recent terrorist attacks in a number of European towns and cities and expressed Parliament's solidarity with the victims of terrorism and of the recent natural disasters.

Parliament observed a minute's silence in memory of the victims.

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The following spoke:

—   Nicola Danti to reiterate the need for the EU's commitment to fighting climate change (the President expressed his agreement),

—   Gianni Pittella to mark the anniversary of the death of Salvador Allende,

—   Franck Proust to talk about Hurricane Irma, managing natural disasters and the role of the European Solidarity Fund (the President provided an explanation),

—   Sajjad Karim on the future of EU citizens resident in the United Kingdom and on the conditions for awarding the Sakharov Prize,

—   James Carver to talk about the speech by Franck Proust (the President provided an explanation), and

—   Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio on the recent earthquake in Mexico (the President expressed his agreement).

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