President of @Europarl_EN, the European house of democracy, representing the voices of 450 million EU citizens. Account managed by my media team.

Joined January 2017
Democracy, freedom and the rule of law are not up for negotiation. These values are hardwired into the European project, and we all chose to abide by them on joining the EU. My opening remarks at today's #EUCO eptwitter.eu/q35a
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EU states that violate the rule of law should not receive EU funds. We have a mechanism for this but the @EU_Commission is failing to use it. I have therefore asked our services to prepare a lawsuit against the Commission to ensure rules are enforced. eptwitter.eu/q32Q
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Alexei @navalny is the winner of this year's #SakharovPrize. He has fought tirelessly against the corruption of Vladimir Putin's regime. This cost him his liberty and nearly his life. Today's prize recognises his immense bravery and we reiterate our call for his immediate release
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Mes félicitations à @steph_sejourne pour son élection comme président de @RenewEurope. Mes meilleurs vœux et encouragements pour cette nouvelle étape. Nous devons travailler ensemble pour donner un meilleur avenir aux citoyens européens.
We welcome @steph_sejourne as new President of #RenewEurope👏 "I have one ambition for my political family: to continue to be the leading pro-European force in this Parliament & in the Member States, with a view to the EU elections of 2024", he says. 🗞️bit.ly/3pir5lq
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Daphne Caruana Galizia shed light on what others wanted to keep in the dark. Her work was an example of courageous journalism, the backbone of democracy. On the anniversary of Daphne's murder, we vow to honour her legacy and defend media freedom wherever it is attacked.
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Deeply shocked and saddened by the news that British MP Sir David Amess has been murdered while doing his job this afternoon. All our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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COVID has taken a huge toll on #MentalHealth, and young people need our special attention. We must ensure that the pandemic does not disrupt their lives. Breaking the silence on this topic and investing in mental health support is now more important than ever. @UNICEF #OnMyMind
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The @Europarl_EN has always prioritised the Good Friday Agreement. The new EU proposals on the NI protocol, including removing 80% of checks, were not taken lightly. They were made in the interest of the people of Northern Ireland. The UK government must now genuinely engage.
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We urgently call on @JJansaSDS to cease the provocations against members of the @Europarl_EN. Attacks on members of this house, are also attacks on European citizens. A constructive collaboration with the rotating Council Presidency can only be based on mutual trust and respect.
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Congratulations to the @FbdnStories journalists of the #PegasusProject, winners of the first Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize. Protecting and supporting journalists is in the vital interest of democratic societies. Thank you for your invaluable work. → eptwitter.eu/q3nK
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Congratulations @ManfredWeber on your re-election as chairman of the @EPPGroup. My best wishes for the continuation of your work at the helm of one of the main pro-EU forces in this house.
I am profoundly grateful to my colleagues for my re-election as Chairman of the @EPPGroup. We are the driving force of a strong and stable Europe that is close to the people. I look forward to continue our work to strengthen Christian democracy and the center-right in Europe.
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Tourism must be at the heart of Europe's recovery. We need new tools to help facilitate mobility, all while making it more sustainable, resilient and with a lower environmental impact. My opening speech at the @gtourismforum #LeadersSummit today → eptwitter.eu/q3ju
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We stand in solidarity with the people of Poland who raise their voices for Europe today. The huge pro-European majority of Polish citizens must have their views heard and respected.
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Good, President @vonderleyen! Now we need clear words from @eucopresident Michel and PM @JJansaSDS @EU2021SI. Our coexistence, our values, and the future of the European Union are at stake.
Deeply concerned by the ruling of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal. 🇪🇺 is a community of values & laws. We will uphold the founding principles of the EU's legal order. Our utmost priority is to ensure that the rights of Polish citizens are protected. europa.eu/!Fnxphn
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Europe is not a frozen system, is a mechanism that forges itself through crisis. There cannot be taboos. Europe needs new rules to allow younger generations to be protagonists and not burdened with the debts of the past. → eptwitter.eu/q3fK #EYE2021
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It is a great pleasure to open the #EYE2021! I am very moved to see so many young people from all over Europe in the @Europarl_EN once again, to exchange ideas, debate and vote, for the future of Europe - our Europe. Welcome all!
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I congratulate Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on winning the #NobelPeacePrize! Democracy and peace would not exist without courageous journalists who hold the powerful to account. This prize must also remind us of our duty to protect freedom of expression, always and everywhere.
BREAKING NEWS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. #NobelPrize #NobelPeacePrize
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Today's verdict in Poland cannot remain without consequences. The primacy of EU law must be undisputed. Violating it means challenging one of the founding principles of our Union. We call on the @EU_Commission to take the necessary action.
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It was a pleasure to open the @eumayors ceremony today. Cities and towns have an essential role to play in creating a fairer and more sustainable Europe. We need to work together at all levels to make the EU Green Deal a reality. eptwitter.eu/q3cF #Mayors4Neutrality
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