Martin Schulz on the abdication of King Juan Carlos
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz made the following statement on the abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain:
"King Juan Carlos has been a pillar for Spain in its successful transition to democracy, freedom and progress. He ensured peace and unity at a crucial time for his country, and managed to bring forward internal reforms while tracing out the European path for Spain.
I wish Prince of Asturias success for his reign. I am confident that he will be a beacon of cohesion and trust, keeping Spain's commitment to a strong European Union. He will be a highly regarded voice in the world. "