Thursday 25 May 2017

We cannot risk leaving the future of the EU in the hands of others

Populist Geert Wilders
Populist Geert Wilders

Brian Hayes

While Brexit has been making the headlines in Ireland for obvious reasons in recent months, there is a major debate taking place in Brussels about the future of Europe and how it needs to reform.

For once, the EU Commission does not have all the answers. In fact, the recent white paper by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was a frank admission that it is up to the member states to take a leading role in setting out what direction Europe should take.

Tomorrow, the EU marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which effectively started the European Union. EU leaders will go there and the discussion will be all about the future of Europe.

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