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Senate Chair Tariceanu: New split in Europe to lead to shattered, weak union instead of strong one

Chairman of the Romanian Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu told a conference of chairs of the EU parliaments in Bratislava that now, more than ever before, the European Union needs to redefine its trajectory, while the European citizens should get together to build a stronger union.

“A new split in Europe will deepen the existing gaps and lead to a shattered and weak union, and no way to a strong one. That would be a huge mistake and a historical error that we must avoid at all costs!,” said Tariceanu.

He went on to say it is incumbent on the EU member states to come up with creative political decisions and found the resources to make the EU stronger, more stable and more comprehensive.

“This is not the first time that the European design is called into question, but history has shown us what we can achieve by shared vision and actions: peace and stability, strong democracy and economic prosperity,” said Tariceanu.

He added that Romania and other countries had to survive behind the Iron Curtain during communism, a time that was conspicuous for the absence of individual and political freedoms.

Tariceanu attended, April 23-24, the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments in Bratislava, Slovakia. Attending the conferences were more than 40 parliament chairs as well as President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, and Vice-President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen, the Romanian Senate reported in a press statement.

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