Progressive EU Reform

by Jill Evans

In the lead-up to the referendum, Jill Evans MEP details why EU membership is so crucial for Wales and offers a proposal for EU reform, arguing why a more democratic, progressive EU is vital in the face of economic inequality and the refugee crisis.

The forthcoming referendum on whether the United Kingdom – and therefore Wales – remains a member of the European Union is not just a question about membership of the EU. It is also a question about the type of country and world in which we want to live. The decision we make will affect generations to come.

Plaid Cymru supports Wales remaining part of the EU. Apart from the fact that Wales is an overall financial beneficiary of EU funding, there is a strong, positive case for our membership – the jobs created by co-working in the Single Market, the peace and stability across the continent that comes from better understanding and co-operation, and the cultural cross-fertilisation that Europe represents. Issues like combating climate change, protecting the environment and animal welfare can be dealt with most effectively at EU level.

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