It is not acceptable that European Union countries are divided into those who give and those who take.
We must go back to teach Europeans to love Europe.
A united Europe is our Continent's only chance to avoid falling off the world's radar. The heads of government of Germany, France and the United Kingdom also know that their voice is only heard internationally because they speak through the megaphone of the European Union.
You can't deepen the European Union against the wishes of the European countries.
The European Union has decades of experience in overcoming crises and has always emerged stronger after.
Article 50 governs the exit from the European Union and here there can also be no renegotiation.
The will of the British people must now be put into effect as quickly as possible. Under Article 50 of the EU Treaty the UK must leave the European Union within two years at the latest.
Germany will continue to play a central - perhaps even a more important - role in the European Union. I think that we will all miss the pragmatic approach of the British, however, particularly in those long nights of negotiation.
The good thing about the European Union is that the joint project ultimately benefits all Member States and not just a few.
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