Best wishes everyone! Just before the holidays I talked to the French daily L’Opinion, that is publishing a series of interviews on how to “reinvent” Europe. The interview is out today. I told them the pro-Europe camp must dare say that the only way for our States to regain their sovereignty is to share it.
Our partners cannot believe that Europe is going through such a strong identity crisis. They look at us as a model of regional integration and peaceful coexistence. Europeans need to regain confidence in our own means. We are getting so used to a negative message on the European Union, we don’t see we are destroying our Union from within. Reversing this trend is everyone’s responsibility.
At the same time, we cannot underestimate the risk of self-destruction. The enemies of our Union are being nihilist: they do not suggest any alternative. We only have two options: we either use this crisis to reinforce our Union, or we head towards its suicide.
The full text of the interview, in French, is here.