Democracy and peace in Europe require daily effort and must not be taken for granted. Europe is being challenged from the outside by globalisation, protectionism and trade wars, terrorism and other threats to our way of life. It is also being challenged from the inside by anti-Europeans, people who no longer believe that the EU project is the best solution to safeguarding peace and democracy on the continent, as it has done since WWII. In a world where no Member State alone is strong enough to bear weight on decisions that will affect their own future, Europe needs to re-assert itself and defend its values. To do so, we need to keep the European Union together. And we need to work towards a better, more ambitious Europe.