The EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini published a video message to mark the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May. She believes that “staying together” and sharing the same values will be the key for the future of the European Union, which “matters to the entire world”.
“This year the European Union has turned sixty: sixty years of peace, of protection for our workers, of opportunities for our business, of liberty and rights”, Mogherini began in her message. “The European Union is the values we believe in, the partnerships we build in the world, the mirror of our European society. Europe is what we, Europeans, make of it – every single day, each one of us.”
“And we have recommitted to staying together, using the strength our unity gives us – because only together we can face the challenges of our times.”
According to Mogherini, the EU has taken more steps towards security and the European Union can be considered as “a reliable superpower for peace and human development”. Nevertheless, she also mentioned that “change in the European Union is necessary”.
“But change is possible and is happening. The choice of a stronger European Union in the world belongs to us. The choice of a more just, more secure and more equal Europe belongs to us, all of us. This is what Europe’s day is all about: not the future of the European Union’s institutions, but the future of every single European citizen.”