Europe needs defenders

Author: Maria Spirova, Coalition Democratic Bulgaria, Bulgaria


Europe needs defenders. It has always needed them, because peace and truth are fragile things.

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Bulgaria and Britain currently represent the frontiers of Europe, both as an idea, and as a union of peoples and geographies.

And it is a common duty we have, us, MEP candidates here and there. It is the duty of safeguarding our nations' interests by proving they are better protected together.  

We need to remind all citizens that we sail the same ship and no lifeboat is big enough for a future apart. 

As a Bulgarian in #Brexit Britain I was confronted with the urgent insight of our time - you must fight for what is good, just and proper. If you take it for granted, it could be taken from you.

Working alongside other campaigners from New Europeans for four exciting, yet often painful years taught me the value of unity on which the European project is built.

"We have each other's back, we protect and encourage each other in the quest of peace and prosperity together."

It is no longer a zero-sum game where one nation's progress is obtained at the price of another's suffering or loss.

We swim together or we sink together. In Brussels and Strasbourg this year it will be Game of Thrones, final season. Brits for Bulgarians, Bulgarians for Brits, Germans for Poles, Italians for Croatians.

We go there to unite the houses against the onslaught of fear, lies, hate and moral confusion.

We fight for our European soul.
 


Maria Spirova, Coalition Democratic Bulgaria, Bulgaria

About the Author

Maria Spirova, Coalition Democratic Bulgaria, Bulgaria

Maria Spirova is a Bulgarian journalist based in the UK.

She has held various editorial positions with the Bulgarian News Agency and other national media outlets in Bulgaria, and now publishes in Bulgarian and English, freelancing on socio-political topics for Euronews, The Economist, Kultura and others. She is the winner of the Reporting Europe Prize 2014, awarded for her series of articles on the Bulgarian anti-government protests which took place for most of 2013.

Maria is standing in Bulgria as a candidate for the party Coalition Democratic Bulgaria 

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Maria Spirova, Coalition Democratic Bulgaria, Bulgaria

About the Author

Maria Spirova, Coalition Democratic Bulgaria, Bulgaria

Maria Spirova is a Bulgarian journalist based in the UK.

She has held various editorial positions with the Bulgarian News Agency and other national media outlets in Bulgaria, and now publishes in Bulgarian and English, freelancing on socio-political topics for Euronews, The Economist, Kultura and others. She is the winner of the Reporting Europe Prize 2014, awarded for her series of articles on the Bulgarian anti-government protests which took place for most of 2013.

Maria is standing in Bulgria as a candidate for the party Coalition Democratic Bulgaria 

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