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40 år av #EPP Group: "Vi måste stå tillsammans i Europa"

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Manfred WEBER“Europe is on the defensive. Today, those who have simple and wrong answers are winning elections. We must defy them,” said EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber MEP, at the ceremony for the 40th anniversary of the European People’s Party in Luxembourg. “Of course, everyone has to bring their national concepts and fight for them. But at the same time, we must put an end to national divisions, incitement and hatred.”

Weber warned that the rise of populist forces threatens coexistence in Europe. In times of globalization, digitalization, terrorism and international crime, the EPP Group chairman urged Europeans to stand together: “If we don’t stand together today in Europe, then we have no chance in the world of i morgon. "

Cultural diversity, traditions and values such as democracy and human rights – the ‘European way of life’ – offer the best foundation for this. “Let us be proud again of what makes us Europeans, and let’s fight for it. It’s about nothing less than the assertiveness of Europe”, concluded Weber.

Manfred Weber och flera EPP-stats- och regeringschefer, inklusive Tysklands förbundskansler Angela Merkel, samt EU-rådets ordförande Donald Tusk och EU-kommissionens ordförande Jean-Claude Juncker deltog i evenemanget.

More than 70 parties from 40 countries are members of the European People’s Party. The EPP Group has been the largest political group in the European Parliament since 1999.

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