Martin Schulz
President of the European Parliament

Entries by Martin Schulz

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

(2) Comments | Posted 19 November 2013 | (11:35)

Today's approval by the European Parliament of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 is an extremely important vote. Thanks to the European Parliament's approval today EU funds can flow, on time, starting from 1 January 2014.

It means much needed EU funds can be invested into programmes ranging from combatting...

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Shaping and Engaging the EU Should Trump Exclusion and Repatriation

(18) Comments | Posted 17 January 2013 | (15:56)

Prime minister Cameron's long-awaited speech this Friday in the Netherlands may well mark a turning point in Britain's position within the European Union. Any attempt by the UK government to repatriate powers to Westminster is likely to be a drawn out and cumbersome negotiation. As previous experience has shown, internal...

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The EU Budget 2014-2020 is for Economic Recovery

(4) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (09:30)

The European Council on 22-23 November will be test of the Union's will to deliver an ambitious EU budget 2014-2020 for the European Union. The European Parliament which, must approve the proposed budget, is not prepared to accept a smaller EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) than the current one. Some...

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Europe's Opportunity in Hollande

(43) Comments | Posted 8 May 2012 | (10:32)

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.

Remarkably, a new European demos and public sphere are emerging from the...

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