President of EU Parliament – level 1

12-07-2019 07:00

The European Parliament is choosing its new president. There are three candidates. One of them is David Sassoli. He is a former journalist. Sassoli wins 345 out of 667 votes. He becomes the new president. He will be president for 2.5 years.

He talks after he becomes president. He says that extreme nationalism is dangerous. He says that people are free. He says that is the most important thing.

Difficult words: former (-ex), will (in the future), extreme nationalism (strong patriotism – when you think that your country is better than other countries).

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