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Martin Schulz

Leader Spd, former president of the European Parliament

Leader Spd, former president of the European Parliament

The EU And The UK - Parting Ways But Working Together

We cannot shape a new European future at such a time of fragility by indulging in nostalgia - none of us, including the UK, can bring back the past. The European Parliament and myself are committed to keep the European Union and its Member States fit for the challenges of the 21st Century: to increase citizens' rights, their freedom and their security. I believe a close relationship between the EU and the UK is instrumental to ease this task, but clarity is needed. The ball is in the British camp.
23/09/2016 14:58 BST

Only With Fresh Budget Ideas Can the EU Meet the Challenges It Faces

Today's approval by the European Parliament of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 is an extremely important vote. It means much needed EU funds can be invested into programmes ranging from combatting youth unemployment, support for less-well off regions in the EU via the structural funds, to much needed funding in research and development and support for agriculture. However, the amounts available from the MFF are far from perfect...
19/11/2013 12:50 GMT

The EU Budget 2014-2020 is for Economic Recovery

The heads of government cannot keep giving the EU more and more tasks to perform and, at the same time, cut its budget; that is simply asking the impossible. Put simply, an ambitious EU needs an ambitious budget.
20/11/2012 11:05 GMT

Europe's Opportunity in Hollande

Rarely has an election resonated so widely across the European Union as the French presidential ballot has done. Rarely has a leadership change in one EU member state created expectations of a real policy shift.
08/05/2012 10:41 BST