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The Presidents of the French Republic and the European Parliament

Event date: 06/04/2018

The Presidents of the French Republic and the European Parliament

As a founding member of the European Community, France has a deep and long standing commitment to the European Union - with a particularly special connection to the European Parliament.

There is a long standing relationship between the European Parliament and the Presidents of the French Rebpublic. Six of the eight presidents of the Fifth Republic - excluding de Gaulle and Pompidou - have visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg, thus displaying solidarity with the parliament and demonstrating their commitment to the European project.

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Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, delivers speech at the ceremony of honour for Helmut Kohl

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François HOLLANDE, President of the French Republic, gives a speech on the current situation in the European Union, during the EP plenary session in Strasbourg.

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Nicolas SARKOZY, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council of the EU, presents the French Presidency Programme during the plenary session in Strasbourg.

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Nicolas SARKOZY, President of the French Republic, gives a speech during the formal sitting in Strasbourg.

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Jacques CHIRAC, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council of the EU, presents the French Presidency Programme in plenary session in Strasbourg.

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Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, and Nicole Fontaine attend the inauguration of the Louise Weiss building in Strasbourg

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Jacques CHIRAC, President of the French Republic, pays an official visit in the Parliament in Strasbourg. During his stay, a protest by MEPs against nuclear tests was taking place in Strasbourg.

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Francois MITTERRAND, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council of the EU, presents the French Presidency Programme in plenary session in Strasbourg.

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Francois MITTERRAND, President of the French Republic, gives a speech on the situation in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall, during the formal sitting in Strasbourg.

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Valery GISCARD D'ESTAING, President of the French Republic, participates at the inauguration of the Palais de l'Europe, in Strasbourg.

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