• 20-OCT-2016

Fight past and current populist and anti-Western threats with concrete action

Populism, xenophobia and anti-Westernism are past and current threats to Europe that must be countered with concrete action, said the EPP Group’s Sandra Kalniete MEP and Group Chairman Manfred Weber MEP at a conference in the European Parliament. The threats are internal and external, including from Russia’s actions in Ukraine and Syria, warranting tougher sanctions, Weber said. Ms Kalniete urged voters not to succumb to populists undermining European unity.