David Sassoli: ‘The EU must be more efficient, more flexible, more resilient and more democratic’

CoE/Parliamentary Assemblée

“We need a more efficient, more flexible, more resilient and more democratic European Union,” European Parliament President David Sassoli told PACE today.

Referring to the global health crisis, Mr Sassoli stressed that the only way to overcome it was “through solidarity, within Europe and with the rest of the world”, and recalled the adoption of “unprecedented policies which, a few months earlier, would have been unthinkable. Through the negotiation and adoption of the Economic Recovery Instrument and the Multiannual Financial Framework, we have proposed a sustainable development model for the EU centred on social and environmental justice.”

David Sassoli pointed out that it is in this context that the Conference on the Future of Europe will be launched on 9 May: “Its aim is to offer a moment of reflection on the lessons of the crisis we are going through, as well as on how to strengthen European democracy,” he said.

Parliamentary Assembly website

Speech (in italian)


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