Italian MEP who was elected as the President of the European Parliament, representative of the European People's Party faction Antonio Tajani thanked the voters after the election as well as his rivals and outlined his tasks as head of the Assembly, "Interfax-Ukraine" reported.
"I will be the president for all (MEPs). I will not be prime minister of the European Union, but only the guarantor of the European Parliament, which hopes to be strong, and I expect to be able to bring parliament ideas to the European Council, taking into account the opinion of the minority. I will represent not only my opinion, but also the opinion of the parliament,” Tajani said at a press conference in Strasbourg.
According to Tajani, he does not have a political program, since he will be guided by the program of the European Parliament.
Tajani listed the major current problems, which he intends to deal with as the President of the European Parliament: terrorism, immigration, economic growth, social policy and employment, the digital economy, energy issues, as well as the protection of European values.
Antonio Tajani replaced Martin Schultz, who leaves Brussels and returns to German politics.
As it was reported earlier, the deputies of the European Parliament elected an Italian Antonio Tajani as their new President. This was reported on Twitter by the international institution.