Photo Gallery: Martin Schulz on a Mission
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Photo Gallery: Martin Schulz on a Mission

Shaking Things Up in the EU The Struggle to Give the European Parliament Clout

As the weakest of the EU's three major institutions, the European Parliament has often been viewed as little more than a rubber stamp for the others. But Martin Schulz, the German Social Democrat who will become its president next week, plans to change that -- and he's not afraid of ruffling feathers in the process.
Translated from the German by Josh Ward