EAEA News 2006-06-05
European Parliament President Borrell in a debate
During a public debate in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany), the President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell, made an impassioned appeal for a stronger contribution to the realisation of a "new European dream". President Borrell was taking part in a discussion on "Europe´s Aims - Europe´s Borders" at the European University Viadrina with over 250 members of the public plus the President of the University, Gesine Schwan, Polish MEP (Committee Education and Culture) Janusz Lewandowski and the German Minister for Europe, Günter Gloser.
Josep Borrell made it clear that in his
"Europe is something we aspire to. The hope of peace, economic progress and social justice. It is an ambitious project," he conceded, but went on to say that this could be a role model for the whole world. "Only Europe can shape the world in a fair and sustainable manner." Europe must be aware of this responsibility because it was clear that "if we do not do it, then nobody will." is something we aspire to.