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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - Strasbourg

6. Debate with the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, on the Future of Europe (debate)
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Debate with António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, on the future of Europe (2018/2576(RSP))

The President made a brief statement introducing the debate and explaining how the electronic voting system could be used for the 'catch the eye' procedure.

The following spoke: António Costa (Prime Minister of Portugal) and Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the Commission).

The following spoke: Manfred Weber, on behalf of the PPE Group, Maria João Rodrigues, on behalf of the S&D Group, Ulrike Trebesius, on behalf of the ECR Group, Guy Verhofstadt, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Philippe Lamberts, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Tania González Peñas, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Jiří Payne, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Marcel de Graaff, on behalf of the ENF Group, Reinhard Bütikofer, to comment on what the previous speaker had said, and Georgios Epitideios, non-attached Member.

The following spoke: António Costa.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Nuno Melo, Iratxe García Pérez, Mark Demesmaeker, Charles Goerens, Ana Miranda, João Ferreira, Gilles Lebreton, Paulo Rangel, Henna Virkkunen, José Blanco López, Lukas Mandl, José Manuel Fernandes, José Inácio Faria, Maria Grapini (the President elucidated the 'catch the eye' procedure), Maria João Rodrigues on the procedure followed (the President gave further clarifications) and Carlos Zorrinho.

The following spoke: António Costa.

João Ferreira spoke on the conduct of the debate (the President gave explanations).

The debate closed.

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