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Parliament in Session. Debate on 9-10 March European Council and Rome declaration

Top Story - 15-03-2017
Antonio TAJANI - EP President and Paolo GENTILONI, President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic in plenary session Week 11 2017 in Strasbourg
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In Wednesday’s key debate, MEPs took stock of the outcome of the 9-10 March European Council and discussed the “Rome declaration” on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome with Council President Donald Tusk, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech and Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who addressed the plenary for the first time since he took office in December 2016.

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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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