I believe in Europe. I am convinced by Europe. Not only as a heritage from the past, but as hope and a vision for the future.Angela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany), July 2020, Speech at the European Parliament
I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.Eddie Izzard
Europe resembles a fine riverboat that was launched on a still ocean in 2000. And then the first storm that hit it, in 2008, started creating serious structural problems for it. We started leaking water. And of course, the people in the third class, as in the Titanic, start feeling the drowning effects first.Yanis Varoufakis
The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.Jacques Chirac
Our united Europe is based on a promise: No more nationalism, no more war on our continent, no more racism, hate and violence!Frank-Walter Steinmeier (as President of Germany), August 2019
I'm a great supporter of the European Union. I didn't support entry to the Euro, not because I'm against it in principle but because I didn't think it was economically right for Britain. But that doesn't make me any less pro-European.Gordon Brown
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.AmericaGeorge Washington
It is not acceptable that European Union countries are divided into those who give and those who take.Jean-Claude Juncker (as President of the European Commission)
Of course Brexit means that something is wrong in Europe. But Brexit means also that something was wrong in Britain.England & Great Britain, BrexitJean-Claude Juncker (as President of the European Commission)
To love Europe, is to love its nations. To love your country is to love Europe. Patriotism is a virtue. Unchecked nationalism is riddled with both poison and deceit.Jean-Claude Juncker, State of the Union 2018
There is no better protection against the euro crisis than successful structural reforms in southern Europe.Mario Draghi
Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian, the mechanics German, the lovers French and it is all organized by the Swiss.
Hell is where the police are German, the chefs British, the mechanics French, the lovers Swiss, and it is all organized by the Italians.