About: Martin Schulz

Economy & Jobs 06-07-2015

‘Greece needs a humanitarian aid programme’, says Schulz

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that “The sovereignty of the Greek people must be respected," after Greece voted “No” in Sunday's referendum on the EU bailout deal.
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Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

Schulz and Juncker’s not-so-social dialogue

The bid to give new impetus to Europe’s social dialogue launched by the Commission on Thursday (5 March) was book-ended by with some less than sociable to-and-fro between Parliament President Martin Schulz and his Commission counterpart Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

“We need a European social dialogue,” Schulz says

"If we want a social market economy in Europe, we need a European - I repeat - a European social dialogue," said European Parliament president Martin Schulz on Thursday during a high level conference on social dialogue in Brussels.
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Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

Schulz asks Spain and Greece to work ‘in a spirit of cooperation’

“We have to work together in a spirit of cooperation,” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz after Madrid and Athens had a war of words last week over Greece's extension of its bailout programme.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-02-2015

Media4EU: EU strategy for independent and sustainable media

Europe’s media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. Tackling the economic challenges is getting critical in many ways, and also in the EU’s self-interest. Just like for any other key EU sector, the Juncker Commission could indeed trigger sector-strategic thinking, while refraining from interference and/or bailing out the sector.
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Economy & Jobs 04-02-2015

Tsipras ‘optimistic’ about finding a ‘common solution for a common future’

Newly-elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met EU leaders in Brussels on Wednesday, in a bid to renegotiate the terms of the Troika's 240bn euro bailout plan.
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#Media4EU 29-01-2015

Schulz to EURACTIV: “Keep scrutinising us”

Dear EURACTIV friends, thank you for inviting me to your #Media4EU conference, I am sorry I can’t be with you today.
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Parliament holds minute of silence for Charlie Hebdo victims

EU lawmakers gathered outside the European Parliament on Thursday to hold one minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the attack on the French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
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Languages & Culture 08-01-2015

EU leaders condemn ‘barbaric’ terrorist attack in France

EU leaders condemned on Wednesday the terrorist attack on the French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, calling it an “act of barbarism.”
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Brexit 16-10-2014

Farage’s Eurosceptic group collapses, Sakharov prize winner postponed

Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic group in the European Parliament collapsed on Thursday following the withdrawal of Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule.
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EU Priorities 2020 09-07-2014

Juncker to eurosceptics: I’m no federalist

Designated European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed to appoint a socialist as Economics Commissioner.
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01-07-2014

Martin Schulz reelected European Parliament President

Just over 400 out of 723 votes went to Martin Schulz.
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Brexit 01-07-2014

Farage and eurosceptics turn their backs on European anthem at new Parliament’s opening

The UK Independence Party and France’s Front National on Tuesday staged protests at the opening of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg, where Martin Schulz was elected for a second term as European Parliament President.
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26-06-2014

Schulz: Cameron’s political behaviour is not normal

Speaking before an S&D meeting ahead of the European Council Summit, former European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that UK's Prime Minister David Cameron must decide if 'he wants to be marginalised or involved” in the EU.
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26-06-2014

MEPs criticise EPP, S&D push to reelect Schulz as Parliament President

Minority political groups have accused the EPP and S&D of backing a 'pre-cooked deal', after the two largest political parties vowed they will vote for Martin Schulz to become the next president of the Chamber.
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EU Priorities 2020 18-06-2014

Schulz: I want to become Commission vice-president

Stepping down as President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz was elected on Wednesday group leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the Chamber.
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28-05-2014

Schulz resigns as European Parliament President

Martin Schulz announced his resignation as European Parliament President on Wednesday, as he hopes to become chair of the S&D group to lead the negotiations with the EP political groups on the new Commission formation.
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26-05-2014

Parliament set for grand coalition after EU election despite Eurosceptic rise

43.1% of EU citizens went to the polls on Sunday to chose who will lead Europe for the next 5 years.
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26-05-2014

Schulz on France’s Front National win: ‘This is a bad day for the EU’

Speaking as the first EU election result projection was released, president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz commented on France’s Front National EU election win. ‘This is a bad day for the EU’, Schulz said.
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25-05-2014

Schulz: ‘I’m very optimistic there will be a majority in the European Parliament’

Speaking in a press conference on Sunday before the European election results are announced, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that he is ‘optimistic’ that there will be a majority in the European Parliament. ‘Seeing all the prognostics we are having a neck to neck race, one that is yet not decided, also in the constellations of the political groups. I'm very optimistic that there will be a majority in the European Parliament’, Schulz said.
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16-05-2014

Top EU job rivals hold last TV debate before election

Candidates for the Presidency of the next European Commission held the last televised debate on Thursday, before Europeans go to the polls next week.
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EU Priorities 2020 16-05-2014

Commission president candidates face off in last TV debate

In a multilingual debate, which turned into a fight about austerity, the candidates to become the next President of the European Commission on Thursday (15 May) showed the face of a not-so-divided, decidedly diverse Europe.
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Economy & Jobs 26-02-2014

European Parliament launches ‘own resources’ group

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras kicked off the European Parliament's 'own resources' group on Tuesday in Strasbourg. Chaired by former prime minister of Italy, Mario Monti, the High level he group has been tasked with studying the current system of income to the EU budget and suggesting possible improvements to it, as agreed by the institutions during negotiations on the EU's seven-year budget.
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Global Europe 13-02-2014

Israeli MPs walk out during Schulz speech at Israel’s Knesset

Speaking about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process during an official visit to the Middle East, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said that “painful concessions” were needed from both sides to reach a solution to the Middle East conflict. His comments sparked anger among pro-settlement Israeli MPs, who walked out of Israel's Knesset.
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