Steinmeier: Defend Europe by Making it Better

July 8, 2016

In an article for the Huffington Post, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier looks ahead to a European Union of 27, calling for a better, more flexible EU that listens more to the needs of its citizens. “We are committed to making Europe better, and to making it listen more to the needs of its citizens. This is the direction taken by the proposals put forward by the French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and myself last week. We have some specific ideas which are intentionally focused on areas where people rightly expect more of us: ideas on improved internal and external security, an active migration policy and a policy for growth and employment.

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