Opening: European Parliament President highlights Families’ Day 

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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani walks in the Plenary chamber for the opening of May plenary session in Strasbourg  

“Today we celebrate the International Day of Families”, said EP President Antonio Tajani at the opening of the Strasbourg plenary session, on Monday. The UN-established Day focuses this year on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and the overall well-being of family members.

President Tajani said: “This Parliament has always been supportive of families and, in particular, has underlined the importance of ensuring greater balance between family and work.” “We will keep doing this,” he added.

The President also stressed that “family is the core element of our social order and has a fundamental role in the formation of our youth and the transmission of the values on which our common life is founded”

The agenda of the plenary was approved with no change.

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