Ahead of the forthcoming European elections, Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (23 May):
So much is at stake. We can only master the major issues of our time in a way that best serves us if we all work together.
Growth and employment, a sensible immigration policy, the protection of our data and, not least, peace and security in Europe – all of these are issues addressed by the European Parliament!
It is important that the citizens of Europe be represented by a strong and effective Parliament. We should not let Europe’s opponents have the last word.
Populists and nationalists must not be allowed to determine the way forward for Europe! A high turnout would be a first, crucial step towards making sure that does not happen.