Saturday, March 25, 2017

Long Live the EU! Brexit Vote Is 'Closed Nationalism' That Belongs In Past, Says Italian PM

THE GUARDIAN: Paolo Gentiloni speaks at Rome summit to celebrate EU’s 60th anniversary that reaffirmed leaders’ commitment to unity

Britain’s decision to leave the EU has been described by the Italian prime minister as “closed nationalism” that belongs in the past during a summit in Rome to celebrate the bloc’s 60th anniversary.

“Sixty years ago, recovering from the tragedy of two world wars, we decided to bond together and rebuild our continent from its ashes.

“We have built a unique union with common institutions and strong values, a community of peace, freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law, a major economic power with unparalleled levels of social protection and welfare. » | Daniel Boffey in Rome | Saturday, March 25, 2017