16 September, 2020

Member of the European Parliament, Gozi, quotes Gandhi: "We are the changes we want to see in the world".

"Excellent, Ursula von der Leyen, mission accomplished: we Europeans are ready for change, our reaction as the European Union to the crisis caused by the Coronavirus shows that mutual trust and shared sovereignty are the only real way to the common good. Now is the time to move forward: let us launch the Conference on the future of Europe and make this change happen without taboos" - Sandro Gozi, President of the Union of European Federalists, comments on the first speech by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on the State of the Union.

"We must guarantee - Gozi continues – protection for all European citizens from economic, health and social risks; continue on the path of ecological and digital transformation; defend our vital interests, our values and the fundamental principles on which our community is based on, first and foremost against rival countries such as China. We must also strengthen transnational democracy, of which the EU is in need today more than ever to counter the internal and external enemies and achieve its own ambitions".

"If the Commission keeps its promises”
- he concludes - "it will always find us at its side to accomplish all these goals together. Gandhi teaching is valid for us Europeans, today more than ever: we must be the change we want to see in the world".

Brussels, 16 September 2020


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