Portugal, Germany and Slovenia sign Declaration by the Trio of Parliaments of the European Union

“Community of freedom, solidarity and longevity”, was how Wolfgang Schäuble, president of the Bundestag and former finance minister of Angela Merkel, described the expectations under the signed agreement

The Declaration of the Trio of Parliaments of the European Union was signed this Monday by the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues and the counterparts of Germany - the Presidents of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, and of the Bundesrat, Dietmar Woidke - and Slovenia - the Presidents of the National Assembly, Igor Zorčič, and the National Council, Alojz Kovšca.

“A community of freedom, solidarity and longevity”, that's how Wolfgang Schäuble, president of the Bundestag, described the expectations of the signed agreement. Wolfgang Schäuble guaranteed "that everyone is committed and it is in everyone's interest to recover the economy after the crisis".

After signing the document, the president of the Bundestag and former finance minister of Angela Merkel also underlined "the strengthening of parliamentary cooperation" and "the high levels of confidence in migration".

“With this Declaration, the three Parliaments intend to respond, in a concerted and coherent way, to the enormous challenges that the European Union faces, both internally and externally, such as ecological and digital transitions or migration, but also , the conflicts that are registered in the neighborhood of the community space ”, says a note from the Assembly of the Republic.


Ferro Rodrigues signs today Declaration by the Trio of Parliaments of the European Union with Germany and Slovenia

The signing of the Declaration is inserted in the Trio of Presidencies of the European Union, which will take place between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. The meeting's agenda also includes the economic and social situation in Portugal, particularly the consequences of the pandemic. of the pandemic for the Portuguese.

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