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I say Europe you say..?Peace, freedom, good living standards, protection without protectionism.You have been nominated by Alexander Stubb and his question was: Marianne, you had a fantastic career in Belgian and European politics. You have been a role model for many of us in the EPP. What are you going to do next?Next year I will continue to focus on my job as Commissioner and work hard for a stronger social Europe. It is not...

I say Europe, you say…?

Solidarity. 

I say Europe, you say…?

Values.

“People tend to forget that it is not just about pro-bono work in the European neighborhood; it is also our own interests that are at stake there.” This point, made by Martens Centre Executive Tomi Huhtanen, kicked off a debate organised in Brussels on 31 January 2017 on the strategic rethink of the European Neighbourhood Policy

"Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the new US president have brought the score to 2-0 for populism last year", according to Member of European Parliament Eva Maydell (Paunova). "The only thing left to figure out is whether we are in the half time or only ten minutes into the game".

Declining election turnouts and popular disillusionment with politics show that our political systems are being put to a test. Citizens are turning away from traditional political involvement (voting, party membership, contacting a local politician) and turning towards other forms of political participation (sig

I say Europe, you say…? 
 
Peace. 
 
What was your first job? 
 
Serving in the German Army (Bundeswehr) for two years.