The new President of the European Parliament named the main tasks

The newly elected President of the European Parliament, Italian MEP Antonio Tajani outlined his tasks as head of the Assembly, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«I will be the Chairman of the all (of the MEPs. — Ed.). I’m not the Prime Minister of the European Union, and I will be the only guarantor of the European Parliament, which hopes to be strong and I hope to be able to bring the ideas of the Parliament before the Council of the EU, taking into account the fact that the minority thinks. I’ll be representing not only my opinion but also the opinion of the Parliament», — said Tajani on 17 January at a press conference in Strasbourg after winning the elections to the European Parliament.

Tajani, following his election, said that does not have its own political programme, as it intends to be guided by the program of the European Parliament.

Tajani listed the main actual problems of which intends to do as President of the Assembly: terrorism, immigration, economic growth, social policy and employment, digital economy, energy issues, and the protection of European values.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Twitter have already congratulated Antonio Tajani on his election. Ukrainskogo the head of state expressed hope for further support of Ukraine by the EU, as well as teamwork and personal contacts with the new President of the European Parliament.


Antonio Tajani, member of the European people’s party.

In 1974-1975 he served in the Italian air force. In 1983-1987 was a special representative of Italy in Lebanon, the Soviet Union and Somalia.

In the late 1980-ies engaged in journalism in 1987-1993 years led the editors of the newspaper Il Giornale.

Since 1994 — member of the European Parliament.

In 2008 — 2010 was the European Commissioner for transport, and then until 2014 he held the post of European Commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship of the European Commission.

Returned to parliamentary work in the European Parliament in 2014, taking the post of Vice-President of this Assembly. Also, in 2014, member of the Executive Committee of the party Forza Italia.

Financial Treatmeant that Tajani was one of the close associates of Silvio Berlusconi, and inside political group of the socialists helped to achieve consensus.

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