Tag: Martin Schulz

#Schulz: Martin Schulz to stand down as European Parliament President

#Schulz: Martin Schulz to stand down as European Parliament President

| November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

This morning Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, announced that we would not be running for a third term as President of the European Parliament. Schulz will have served for five years (each term is two and a half years). He also announced that the would run for the German Bundestag, as head of […]

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In #EuropeanParliament this week: Schulz in London, delegations to Lebanon, car emissions

In #EuropeanParliament this week: Schulz in London, delegations to Lebanon, car emissions

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following a busy plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs work this week in their constituency or take part in parliamentary delegations. Parliament President Martin Schulz travels to London to meet among others UK Prime Minister Theresa May, while some MEPs are in Lebanon to assess the country’s response to the refugee crisis. Martin Schulz in London […]

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#Plenary: European Parliament discussed PNR, Turkey, data protection and Panama papers in Strasbourg

#Plenary: European Parliament discussed PNR, Turkey, data protection and Panama papers in Strasbourg

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs adopted an agreement on the sharing of passenger name records to help fight terrorism and debated counterterrorism measures during an eventful plenary session in Strasbourg last week (11-15 April). They also debate revelations about the Panama papers showing how shell companies are being used to avoid paying taxes as well as the migration agreement […]

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#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

The session began with a minute’s silence for the 32 people killed and 340 injured by the 22 March bomb attacks in Brussels. Parliament’s President Martin Schulz condemned the attacks as a cruel, inhuman and cynical attempt to infect Europeans with fear and hatred. These attacks made Tuesday 22 March a black day for Belgium […]

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#Cyprus: A settlement in Cyprus would be a message of hope for all of Europe, says Schulz

#Cyprus: A settlement in Cyprus would be a message of hope for all of Europe, says Schulz

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament fully supports current efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue, President Martin Schulz said on Wednesday 30 March on an official visit to the country, adding that a window of opportunity now exists for a historic step forward for Cyprus and the wider region. At the end of his two-day visit to the […]

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#BrusselsAttacks: Heightened security at European institutions

#BrusselsAttacks: Heightened security at European institutions

The European institutions in Brussels have raised their alert level in the city to orange and heightened security in close cooperation with the Belgian authorities, following the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday 22 March.  The European Parliament is closed to visitors and journalists today 23 March. The President has decided to ask staff to telework today […]

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#BrusselsAttacks: Politicians’ thoughts are with victims of attacks and their families

#BrusselsAttacks: Politicians’ thoughts are with victims of attacks and their families

After Madrid, London and Paris, the terror has now hit Brussels, the capital of Europe. On Tuesday morning (22 March), several bombs exploded in the city. Shortly after 8h in the morning, two explosions were reported at Brussels airport (Zaventem) and killed at least eleven people. The number of victims might rise as several injured […]

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