Lambert van Nistelrooij, Dutch EPP MEP:
Measures can change, instruments can change, but policy rather stays
Maria Koleva, Brussels
What we started is a bit broader debate and we are looking for a better way to communicate, not only bringing our successes to people. In the Brexit debate it reveals that there was not invested enough in engaging the citizens. Because our way to communicate is still like from the former century - the big leaders make programmes, take decisions that at the end of the day people follow. It’s probably not the correct way. We say: “Europe is doing a lot and let’s engage our citizens while participating in projects, rural development or things in fishery or whatever, let’s have a more permanent communication on the basis of what Europe is doing.” Our idea is not that we have found the Holly Grail now and we want to sell it.