Tajani in Berlin: “Europe should not allow itself to be torn apart”

Parliament President Antonio Tajani discussed Europe’s future and EU-Germany relations during meetings with chancellor Angela Merkel and president Joachim Gauck during a visit to Berlin on 23-24 February. “It’s important to look after the interests of Europeans,” said Tajani at the end of his visit. “It is important that Europe stands together and not allows itself to be torn apart.”

Tajani met Merkel on Friday to discuss current affairs. The Parliament President said afterwards: “We had a good meeting that focused on the future of Europe, security, migration and trade. We share the same view that we need to bring the EU institutions closer to EU citizens and make them work more effectively to provide concrete answers to their concerns.”

He also met Bundespräsident Gauck and confirmed the Parliament’s commitment to take a leading role against populist forces and to contribute to tackling the migration crisis as well as to debating the future of Europe.