Happy Europe Day
In the New European today, Stephen Dorrell published an article to mark the 67th Europe Day. He explains:
‘On May 9, 1950 Robert Schuman made a speech as French Foreign Minister which initiated the development of the institutions which became the European Union. His objective was to begin the process of integrating the economic and political interests of member states of a new European Coal and Steel Community so that war between them became “not merely unthinkable but materially impossible”’
Keeping that objective as both a priority and a reality is why many people voted Remain in June 2016, including one of our members.
What are your reflections about our current relationship with our European neighbours on Europe Day?