EU Commissioner Jourová: EU states needs to stick together

21-05-2018

It is in the vital interest of EU member states to stick together and improve the workings of the European Union, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová has stressed.

Addressing a conference titled Challenges for Europe organized by the Prague-based Institute for Politics and Society, Jourova said the European Commission should have a decisive word in fewer areas and secure better cooperation in areas where a joint policy was essential.

She also noted that European politicians should do a better job in explaining EC decisions to the public.

Regarding the Czech Republic’s role in the EU Jourova said Prague should be more active in defending its position and putting forward new proposals and should not try to stick at all costs with Hungary and Poland who have been criticized by the European Commission for failing to respect the principles of liberal democracy.