We’re very happy to have EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy back on Debating Europe for a second time to answer your questions (you can see his first set of responses here).
Last month, we invited you to send in your questions, and now Mr Van Rompuy has uploaded his video responses through his Ask the President website. The first of these questions came from Sam from the UK, who asked:
Should the UK be hopeful of a renegotiation on our position in Europe? And what has Europe done for us?
Next up, we had a question sent in from Sakis, who asked President Van Rompuy: “How do you see Europe in 10 years time?”
We also set up a camera in the Parliamentarium (the visitors’ centre of the European Parliament) and recorded a couple of questions from visitors there. The first came from Kjell, who argues that inequality is growing in Europe today. Kjell believes the middle class disappearing, and wants to know what can be done to rebalance society.
The final question came from Shan, who wanted to know if the EU was still thinking of accepting new members whilst there was so much economic uncertainty in Europe. Mr Van Rompuy’s response: “The European Union is still sexy!”
What do YOU think? What has Europe ever done for us? How do YOU see the EU in 10 years time? And is the European Union still “sexy”? What has Europe ever done for Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below, and we’ll take them to policy-makers and experts for their opinions.