King Willem-Alexander Speaks At the European Parliament

  May 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

On the occasion of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, today Wednesday May 25, held a speech at the European Parliament reunited in plenary session in Brussels.

The King began his speech recalling the terroristic attacks happened in Brussels two months ago. He also talked about the refugee emergency that afflicts the Member States of the European Union. King Willem-Alexander stressed the importance of strengthening of the interaction between the Union and the Member States, and between Parliament and national parliaments but also in the fields of the economy because he said that “economic and social perspective for everyone is essential.”

The King also stated that “The right to study in another Member State to work, do business and make use of facilities, is a great achievement.” During his speech the King remembered that his mother, Princess Beatrix, addressed the European Parliament twice, in 1984 and 2004. Before his speech, King Willem-Alexander was received by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and other leaders. The visit ended with a meeting with members of the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union and staff of the Dutch Embassy.

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One Response to King Willem-Alexander Speaks At the European Parliament

  1. What does His Majesty King Willem-Alexander think about the European currency – Euro? Will it be a strong alternative to the American currency – dollar?

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