Today is Europe Day, a celebration of peace and unity in Europe marking the Schuman declaration.
At a speech in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, proposed a new form of political cooperation in Europe to help make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.
In a Europe Day article in The New European, Stephen Dorrell, chair of the European Movement UK, underlines:
- The importance of the Schuman declaration and how this relates to the liberal internationalist vision of the new French president, Emmanuel Macron.
- The need for the next UK parliament to keep an open mind on our relationship with the EU in the context of the promised "meaningful vote".
The fundamental benefits membership of the EU has offered the UK.
Read the article here.