Frans Timmermans
Frans Timmermans
05/22/2017 at 16:10. Facebook
I was honoured and humbled to receive the 'man of the year' award from the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza in Warsaw last Friday. Below is my acceptance speech.

"Dear friends, what is a man supposed to say after all this praise? First of all, thank you so much for this great honour, it really touches me and not sure I deserve it, but I accept it with humility.

My first remark has to be...
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I was honoured and humbled to receive the man of the year
Alexander Martinovitsj
Dennis de Wit
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Frans Timmermans
Frans Timmermans
05/19/2017 at 17:47. Facebook
It was a moving day in Warsaw, commemorating the heroic Polish soldiers who fought for freedom in Europe. Now in about 10 minutes I will speak at the Gazeta Wyborzca event. If you're interested you can follow it via this link:[ Link ]
It was a moving day in Warsaw commemorating the heroic Polish soldiers

'Nadzieja dla Europy'. Specjalny panel dyskusyjny [NA ŻYWO]
Alexander Martinovitsj
Marijke Verstraate
Luke Swierkowski
Maandagmiddag was ik op bezoek bij rasondernemer Wim van der Leegte en een van zijn bedrijven, VDL ETG in Eindhoven. Ik was zeer onder de indruk van de kennis en het enthousiasme binnen het bedrijf, waaronder de cleanrooms en de verspanning. Ik heb met zijn werknemers ook een goed gesprek gevoerd over Europa. Zij waren zeer geïnteresseerd in actuele onderwerpen zoals Brexit, de Euro,...
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Maandagmiddag was ik op bezoek bij rasondernemer Wim van der Leegte en
Wilma Ten Holter
Ruud Hendriks
Jakob Rebel
Today we lit up the Berlaymont building in Brussels in the bright colours of a Rainbow. I took my wife Irene to Schuman square to see how it looks, and I think it really looks great in the night. But more importantly it’s a sign of support to all those people who simply just want to be who they are, just like we all do. For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people are...
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Today we lit up the Berlaymont building in Brussels in the bright
Nelli van Berge
Piotr Kondor
Patrick Verhoeven
Ellen Rood-Knippels
Renée van den Kerkhof
Heleen Coomans Strik
I am live on Facebook to answer your questions on globalisation and discuss how we can make sure everyone feels its benefits. The Commission wants to hear your ideas, on anything from trade & industrial policies to education and skills. Let’s talk! #EUDialogues
Carol Smith
Pieter van Groos
Dorus de Bruyn
Today at 15h00 I will be hosting a Facebook Live chat on harnessing globalisation. I would like to hear your thoughts on how to make globalisation work for everyone and answer your questions. You can already post below and I'll answer live this afternoon #FutureofEurope #EUDialogues
Today at 15h00 I will be hosting a Facebook Live chat on
Eelco van der Waals
Dennis de Wit
Pieter van Groos
The EU's future is not self-evident. It is important that people everywhere in Europe discuss the way forward for . That is why I am in the Folkets Hus in Stockholm, where I will now participate in a Citizens’ Dialogue on the #FutureofEurope. You can follow the dialogue on Facebook Live #EUdialogues
André Jansen
Jan Zuber
Jo van den Heuvel
Jurgen Claessens
John Auperle
Helena Stam
Globalisation carries many benefits and is good for the European economy overall, but this means little to our citizens if the benefits are not shared fairly and evenly. Today we launched a reflection on how to deliver fairer redistribution and a better global rulebook.
André Jansen
Włodzimierz Sawczuk
Meindert Smakman
Pieter Eigenraam
Karen Wikart
Jeroen de Bree
Together we have built a Union of values and together we must keep it strong. We ourselves are masters of our common destiny. Therefore it is essential that we discuss our Union’s direction together, not only in Brussels but throughout the entire EU. You can follow me on Facebook Live now from the National Museum of Art in Bucharest, where I will participate in a Citizens’ Dialogue on the...
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André Jansen
Iuliana Musat
Cees van Vliet
Recent developments in Hungary have led to concerns inside and outside the EU. Questions have been asked about their compatibility with EU law and with our shared values. Today the Commission discussed the issues in an objective, facts-based and law-based manner. We will take decisions on some of the points discussed later this month. The Commissioners agreed that a broader political dialogue...
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Geert Gossens
William Zeeman
Kovács László
Thank you for giving a voice to those who were almost forgotten. Thank you for not letting the veils of history cover the most heinous of crimes. Thank you for being true to your convictions. You were a giant amongst poets, your words will sound eternal.
Thank you for giving a voice to those who were almost forgotten

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Recites Babi Yar

Yevgeny Yevtushenko recites his poem "Babi Yar" with music from Shostakovich Symphony No. 13. Kurt Masur & The New York Philharmonic. The Collected Works of ...

Ingrid Bargeman-Mutsaers
Evert Win
Tino Barucker
I really enjoyed my debate this morning with students at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I wrapped up with a message for young people across Europe:
"Our society needs bridges. Be bridge builders. Without bridges we live on islands and we all sink together."
Marijke Verstraate
Matthijs Binnema
Norbert Schansman
James Heathen
Lluís Gómez Marcillas
Stanisław Staroszczyk
¡Hola Madrid! I've just landed and I'm looking forward to a busy two days. You can see me tonight on RTVE La Noche en 24 Horas. On Friday at 11.00 you can watch online my Citizens' Dialogue with students of Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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Hola Madrid Ive just landed and Im looking forward to a busy

Citizens' Dialogue in Madrid with First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
Lini Verroen-de Viet
John van Haaren
Martijn Zwanenberg
“Willem Elsschot weer wat vaker lezen kan geen kwaad.” Gisteravond heb ik in Antwerpen gesproken over de schrijver Willem Elsschot. Elsschot is zowel in Vlaanderen als in Nederland een literaire grootheid, alom geroemd om zijn unieke taal- en stijlbeheersing. Geïnteresseerd in mijn persoonlijke kijk op Willem Elsschot? Lees de hele toespraak hier [ Link ]

Speech of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Willem Elsschot benefietdiner, Antwerp - European Commission - European Commission
Erik Canisius
Willem Sprokkreeff
Yvonne van Walstijn-Wijnen
Did you know that the 6 million Roma are Europe's largest minority? And did you know that around 50% of Roma children do not go to school? The Commission is working with the Council of Europe to fix this and to fight discrimination against Roma. At 11.30 you can watch here my opening speech at a seminar about this issue: [ Link ]

Opperman Ron
Mihaela Gherghisan
Elisabeth Knulst
Today we celebrate two big anniversaries. The EU's Rome Treaties turn 60, and WWF Earth Hour turns 10.

Happy birthday to two important projects!

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Today we celebrate two big anniversaries The EUs Rome Treaties turn 60
Henk Struver
Robert Schipholt
Kasia River