Plenary and Committee Speeches

Commission Work Programme 2017

The Commission Work Programme for 2017 has a high and a low point. The high point forms part of the Youth Initiative, in itself a most worthwhile priority. The proposal to establish a European Solidarity Corps merits full support. It seeks to engage young people in worthwhile public initiatives from which they could learn social

Plenary and Committee Speeches


May I start by thanking the shadow rapporteurs and their staffs, as well as the assistants who worked directly with me, for their inputs in making this draft report possible. They have a very good share in what can count as its good points. I retain full responsibility for what it may carry by way