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#Sassoli – Europe is showing the power of solidarity

#Sassoli – Europe is showing the power of solidarity

| March 20, 2020

Following a video conference with leaders of political groups in the European Parliament, President David Sassoli called an extraordinary plenary session for 26 March 26 to approve measures to tackle COVID-19 outbreak. It will be the first plenary session to use a distance voting system. In a statement following the meeting, President Sassoli said: “I […]

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#Sassoli – Parliament won’t accept just any long-term #EUBudget agreement

#Sassoli – Parliament won’t accept just any long-term #EUBudget agreement

| February 21, 2020

David Sassoli  European Parliament President David Sassoli (pictured) reminded EU leaders Parliament approval is needed for the EU budget and said MEPs would not accept just any agreement. Sassoli was speaking at the start of an EU Council aimed at finding an agreement between member states on the EU’s next long-term budget. The budget for […]

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#Sassoli – Parliament prepared to go all the way and reject long-term budget if it does not have ambition EU needs 

#Sassoli – Parliament prepared to go all the way and reject long-term budget if it does not have ambition EU needs 

| February 14, 2020

Following a debate in the European Parliament on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027, European Parliament President Sassoli (pictured) warned national governments that the European Parliament would not support any agreement that cuts key programmes that Europeans rely on. President Sassoli said: “The new long-term EU budget is the most important issue at […]

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#Brexit – Statement by David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament

#Brexit – Statement by David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament

| October 9, 2019

Statement by David Sassoli (pictured), president of the European Parliament following his meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “I have just had a meeting with Prime Minister Johnson. I came here in the confident hope of hearing proposals that could take negotiations forward. However, I must note that there has been no progress. “As […]

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New Parliament president pays tribute to victims of #Terrorism

New Parliament president pays tribute to victims of #Terrorism

| July 8, 2019

David Sassoli at Maelbeek station in Brussels Newly elected Parliament President David Sassoli (pictured) went to the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on 5 July to pay tribute to all victims of terrorism. “On my first day as president of the European Parliament, I wanted to pay tribute to the victims of terrorism in the […]

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#Transport: Agreement on opening up of the EU passenger railway market

#Transport: Agreement on opening up of the EU passenger railway market

A provisional agreement to open up the EU market for domestic passenger rail transport and to ensure equal conditions for railway companies has been reached by European Parliament and Council negotiators. It aims to boost the quality of services offered to passengers and to improve the performance of the rail sector. The new rules would […]

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