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Thursday, 16 April 2020 - Brussels

3. Statement by the President
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The President gave a statement on the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of Parliament and the Union vis-à-vis European citizens.

He expressed Parliament's solidarity with the victims and paid tribute to all those involved in the fight against the virus.

He stressed the need to continue the fight and to find a way out of the crisis by means of solidarity and democracy.

He also emphasised the importance of the decisions to be adopted at this extraordinary part-session with a view to coordinated action by the Union.

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