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MEPs visit Turkey to assess response to Syrian refugee crisis
09-02-2016
Two delegations from the civil liberties and budgets committees travel to Turkey this week to assess the situation of the refugees on the ground.
Turkey plays a crucial role in the refugee crisis: not only is it hosting more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees but also most of the one million migrants who reached the EU last year passed through the country. MEPs have called on EU countries to deliver on the €3 billion refugee facility for Turkey.

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Official visit by EP President, Martin Schulz to Tunisia
09-02-2016
EP President met yesterday with Mohamed Ennaceur, President of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People and with Habib Essid, Prime Minister of Tunisia. He visited the Bardo National Museum and paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in Mai 2015.

Today President Schulz is meeting with Sonia Mbarek, Minister of Culture of Tunisia. He will also pay  tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in June 2015.
Full speech of EP President, Martin Schulz at the Assembly of the Representatives of the People, Tunisia
Parliament in Session. Reactions to Tusk's “UK in EU” proposal dominate pre-summit debate
03-02-2016
Social benefits for migrant workers in the UK, honesty versus populism and how to ensure respect for different countries' views on EU integration were the key issues raised by Parliament's political group leaders in today’s debate, with a view to the UK’s forthcoming EU membership referendum. The debate is Parliament's input to the 18-19 February EU summit, which will also focus on migration.

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