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End of term statement by Parliament President Martin Schulz

14-12-2016

Martin Schulz summed up his five years as European Parliament President in a statement to the House on Wednesday 14 December.

Mr Schulz said “It was my goal to make the European Parliament more visible, more audible and more influential. Five years later, I can say that together we have achieved this: today the Parliament is more visible, more audible and more influential than ever.”

He nonetheless warned that “this very transnational democracy is in great danger today. Everywhere on our continent, dividers and ultranationalists are on the rise again.“

Watch the full statement by Martin Schulz