Perhaps because Portugal returned to Europe after a lengthy 48 years of dictatorship, 13 years of an anachronistic colonial war in Africa, and because we suffered the tensions of the revolutionary founding period of our democracy, Portugal fully understands that being European is not just a happenstance of geography or history. More than a single currency, more than a single market, Europe is a community first and foremost of values. -- Antonio Costa, Future of Europe, 14 March 2018Posted by Isabelle le 2018-03-22
The challenges that lie ahead are demanding. But whenever we doubt our ability to overcome them by working together, we must remember the words of Simone Veil, first President of the directly-elected European Parliament: «Je suis, je reste toujours optimiste. La vie m’a appris qu’avec le temps, le progrès l’emporte toujours. C’est long, c’est lent, mais en définitif, je fais confiance.» -- Antonio Costa, Future of Europe, 14 March 2018Posted by Isabelle le 2018-03-22
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