Barack Obama: As your friend, let me say that the EU makes Britain even greater

Barack Obama writes: As citizens of the United Kingdom take stock of their relationship with the EU, you should be proud that the EU has helped spread British values and practices – democracy, the rule of law, open markets – across the continent and to its periphery. The European Union doesn’t moderate British influence – it magnifies it. A strong Europe is not a threat to Britain’s global leadership; it enhances Britain’s global leadership. The United States sees how your powerful voice in Europe ensures that Europe takes a strong stance in the world, and keeps the EU open, outward looking, and closely linked to its allies on the other side of the Atlantic. So the US and the world need your outsized influence to continue – including within Europe.

In this complicated, connected world, the challenges facing the EU – migration, economic inequality, the threats of terrorism and climate change – are the same challenges facing the United States and other nations. And in today’s world, even as we all cherish our sovereignty, the nations who wield their influence most effectively are the nations that do it through the collective action that today’s challenges demand. [Continue reading…]

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  1. Winfried H.May

    http://www.europalieder.de
    Hallo und Guten Tag
    .What I want to say is this: Great Britain stay with us.These words do not come from a political group, but
    from a private family-action, a family with grandfather, daughter and her children. It is our
    hopeful wish, that the “Engländer”, as we call the British people, stay with us, to build this
    house of Europe. And to make them shure, that we would feel it a great loss, if they would go out.
    You find our song and our video in http://www.europalieder.de.
    .
    Our family-action is absolutly an uncommercial project. Perhaps you can use it within your program and your
    reporting.
    .
    With the best regards – und freundlichen Grüßen aus München –
    Winfried H.May

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