“The EU looks much too often like the sandwich bar of the EU Parliament at 3 PM: a discouraging lack of choice”, was the formula used by Syed Kamall MEP, Co-Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, European Parliament, at today’s ACRE Brussels Summit: A Future for Europe, that is taking place on March 22nd in Brussels, at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel.
The 2018 Brussels Summit, hosted by the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe, the leading reformist movement in European politics that brings together 36 conservative political parties from Europe, and from across the globe, including among others the governing parties of the United Kingdom and Poland, is looking today into the 2019 European Election as a litmus test for Europe and as a pivotal indicator for the future of the European Union.
Opening the conference, Jan Zahradil, ACRE President, Vice-Chairman, International Trade Committee, European Parliament, spoke about Europe not being equal with the EU. There is no reason to have just one currency, he said, pleading for a multi-currency union.
Zahradil also said that Europe’s security should remain with Nato. He pleaded for an enlarged “subsidiarity” and criticised the neglect in which muslims were left all across Europe, creating “parallel societies“, some of them pitted against Western civilization.
The need for a reform at all levels, including at national level, was summarised by British MEP Syed Kamall by another anecdote: “I once asked one British prime minister what was his strategy. He answered: — My strategy is to get through the day.“