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EU Priorities 2020 18-01-2012

New president heralds a more political Parliament

Martin Schulz, a German MEP and former Socialists and Democrats leader, was elected president of the European Parliament yesterday (January 17) in Strasbourg, promising a more assertive and controversial Parliament in the face of MEPs’ marginalisation in the eurozone crisis. EURACTIV France reports from Strasbourg.