Global challenges are increasing, whether we’re talking about competition over ideas, opinions or locations. It applies to prosperity, the flow of goods and for peace. And the answer to many of these challenges is the European Union. Europe’s countries are stronger when united.
I believe that strength only comes when people stand together, particularly in this present moment. At the same time, Europe has to keep proving that it offers real added value in meeting the global challenges we face. That’s the only way to strengthen people’s trust in Europe.
The United Kingdom’s referendum was a tough life lesson. Brexit will now come one way or the other. On the path towards it, both sides should recall their strong shared interests.