A reminder of the spirit of Ventotene in his speech in Strasbourg
A’Europe from the freedom, of the rights, from the protection from the human dignity and protagonist in the battle for the gender equality: these were some of the pillars that David Sassoli, the president of the EU parliament who died last night, pointed to his settlement speech to the presidency of the EU Parliament. It was July 3, 2019. We must have the force from raise our process of integration, changing our Union to enable it to respond more strongly to needs of ours citizens and to give true answers to their concerns, to their increasingly widespread sense of loss. The defense and promotion of ours founding values of freedom, dignity and solidarity must be pursued everyday inside and outside the EU, they had been the words of Sassoli, who had called everyone to the need recover the spirit of Ventotene and it pioneering momentum of the Founding Fathers, who were able to put aside the hostility of war, put an end to the failures of the nationalism giving us a project capable of combining peace, democracy, rights, development and equality.
Sassoli’s was in speech of clear sign anti-sovereign. In recent months, too many have bet on decline of this project, feeding divisions And conflicts which we thought to be a sad reminder of our history, underlined in fact the then new president of theStrasbourg Assembly. And the former face of Tg1 also emphasized the need for protection of democracy and freedom. Let it be clear to everyone that no government in Europe can kill, that the value of the person and his dignity they are our way of measuring our policies. That no one here can plug the mouth to the opponents, that our governments and the European institutions that represent them are the fruit from the democracy and free elections. That no one can be condemned for your own religious faith, politics, philosophical. That with us girls and boys can travel, study, love without constraints, Sassoli had remarked at his first Plenary in Strasbourg.