Event Reports

A Transatlantic Response to the Arab Spring

Speech by Joseph Daul, MEP and Chair, EPP-ED Group

The significance of 1775 for the United States can easily be compared with the significance of 1789, 1848, and 1989 for Europe. All these dates mark history because they were the occasions of revolts of populations that felt oppressed, who fought against what they considered to be tyranny and injustice. Whatever may come in wake of the Arab revolutions, history will continue to be written.