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Monday, 14 January 2019 - Strasbourg

3. Statements by the President
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The President made a statement paying tribute to Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of the city of Gdansk, who had been attacked on Sunday evening and succumbed to his wounds a few hours before the sitting. He conveyed Parliament's condolences to the victim's family and the city of Gdansk.

The President mentioned the terrorist attack in Strasbourg in December. He also expressed his deep concern at the upsurge in tension and violence in Europe and said that everyone had the responsibility to engage in respectful dialogue. He informed Members that he would hold discussions during the week with the Mayor of Strasbourg on how the victims of December's events could best be honoured. He would also propose to the Conference of Presidents that Parliament's radio studio be named after the two journalists who died in the attack.

Parliament observed a minute's silence.

The following spoke: Janusz Lewandowski, Maria João Rodrigues, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Jarosław Wałęsa, Mara Bizzotto, Jadwiga Wiśniewska, Patrizia Toia, Marcel de Graaff, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar and Claudia Tapardel.

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