“The simple truth is that we cannot provide results in these domains without more European cooperation and integration. It is a ‘Europe of necessary!’ It is not an ideological choice. Actually it is not a choice at all. It is an unavoidable consequence of previous choices.”
The latter is an excerpt from Herman Van Rompuys’s speech that he delivered during Think Thank Europe’s annual conference, held on the 25th of January 2017.
Read the full speech here.