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European Union/Europe Day

Published on May 9, 2014
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, May 9, 2014

Today, on Europe Day, I pay tribute to the Europeans’ action to further growth and solidarity on our continent.

We face the same major challenges: to implement effective economic and social policies, increase our attractiveness and employment, maintain Europe’s standing in the international arena, work for peace and help fight climate change.

In the run-up to new appointments being made in the European institutions, France is more committed than ever, along with its partners, to ensuring Europe moves forward./.