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Parliament in Session. Slovak presidency debate: EU must unite to regain trust and fight nationalism

Top Story - 06-07-2016
EP President attends the opening of a photo exhibition of the Slovak Presidency - Flag of Europe and Flag of Slovakia
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EU must come together and deliver tangible results with clear benefits for its citizens to regain their confidence and fight growing populism and nationalism across the continent. This was the main message Prime Minister Róbert Fico and most MEPs agreed on during the debate on Wednesday morning on priorities of incoming Slovak Presidency in the EU Council of Ministers.

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MEPs are set to react to the Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe on Wednesday at 15.00, following its presentation by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani and Mr Juncker will hold a press conference after the debate, at around 16.30. Parliament set out its vision for the EU future in three resolutions voted by the full House on 16 February 2017.

Before the start of the debate, from around 14.20, a number of Commissioners and Parliament group leaders will hold doorsteps at the protocol entrance on the ground floor of the Paul Henri Spaak building.
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