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European Parliament organizes extraordinary plenary to discuss #EUCO deal

European Parliament organizes extraordinary plenary to discuss #EUCO deal

| July 21, 2020

The European Council (#EUCO) announced that they had finally reached a deal in the early hours of this morning (21 July). President of the European Council, Charles Michel exalted: ‘We did it!’ However, the deal still needs to be approved by the European Parliament. The European Parliament announced this morning that it will hold an […]

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#Sassoli – The decisions we will take will reshape the Union for decades

#Sassoli – The decisions we will take will reshape the Union for decades

| July 20, 2020

David Sassoli (centre) at the summit  David Sassoli told EU leaders recovery plans must meet ambitions and warned against taking Parliament’s consent on the new EU budget for granted. The Parliament President was speaking at the start of an EU summit on 17 July dedicated to finding agreement among national governments on the EU’s next […]

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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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