David Sassoli: NATO still 'necessary' amid Macron criticism it is 'brain dead'

David Sassoli: NATO still 'necessary' amid Macron criticism it is 'brain dead'
Copyright euronews
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Brexit, NATO, Trump, Turkey and more, Sassoli offered his take on many of today's hot topics for Euronews' Global Conversation.

ADVERTISEMENT

While the European Commission-in-waiting takes time to get off the ground, the European Parliament's newly-elected speaker, David Sassoli has immediately immersed himself in the Brussels machine.

Brexit, NATO, Trump, Turkey and more, he offered his take on many of today's hot topics for Euronews' Global Conversation.

Watch in full: Euronews interviews EU parliament chief David Sassoli

On NATO experiencing "brain death"?

"At the moment it is risky to argue over what we have, to wish for something that we do not have. I think that the Atlantic alliance and NATO is still necessary".

On Turkey and migration

"Regarding the financing of refugee camps on the border with Syria, I think Europe has played its role. This money isn’t given to Erdogan, as nationalist propaganda would have us believe. Money is given to the organisations that manage those camps. But that money is running out."

On Brexit

"Like the nationalists on the continent, also the supporters of Brexit thought they were going to pull down the European Union. Instead, despite the fact that in the EU we discuss about everything on Brexit there has always been unanimity."

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Watch: US-Europe ties are stronger than ever, says NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg

Brussels to unblock €137 billion in EU funds for Poland as early as next week

Frankfurt wins bid to host new anti-money laundering authority