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Adam Kosa’s first speech in the EP

Adam Kosa’s first speech in the EP

2009. 07. 15.

“I know can feel that I belong to a European community where one can achieve success despite representing a certain minority. 50 years ago Robert Schuman made his way to become one of the founding fathers of the EU by coming from a minority community as well. However, now at the end of the Czech Presidency, we are experiencing a negative turn, to which I would like to call the attention of the Swedish Presidency in charge.” – the MEP explained in his speech.

“The Slovak Parliament passed a law two weeks ago that limits the freedom of the minorities living in the territory of Slovakia to use their mother tongue. As a user of sign language, it is a duty for me to stand for the value and right of freedom of language use, and I will work for this right in the European Parliament as well. My speech calls to everyone. I want a Europe that grants the rights for everybody to be able to live a complete life and to assert himself. I want a Europe where opportunities are equal opportunities in reality for the persons with disabilities as well. I would like to thank for Joseph Daul, vice-president of the European People’s Party, to have given me the chance to take the floor on this very special day. This is the evidence that diversity, tolerance and equal opportunities are true for Europe indeed.