Emmanuel Macron published an open letter to European citizens, calling for European reneissance. The letter was published in newspapers in all EU member states, and online. What I liked about it is that it isn't all that sappy, but offers concrete suggestions and solutions. If you feel like reading (and I think you should because it's really interesting and relevant), here it is, as well as the link to it (might be easier to read that way). For European renewal So, in short, some of Macron's suggestions include: European Agency for the Protection of Democracies – to protect elections against manipulation and cyber attacks, to ban foreign powers from funding European political parties European Council for Internal Security – common border force and a European asylum office, based on obligations and solidarity. Oh and a treaty on defence and security that would include NATO and European allies (European Security Council would include the United Kingdom). European Climate Bank – would finance the EU's transition to proposed measures (zero carbon by 2050, pesticides halved by 2025). A European food safety force – to improve food controls and to counter the lobby threat (which I personally endorse and care about, especially since it's been proven that some EU residents have been treated as second-class citizens, by being sold second-rate, inferior quality products by several big companies). This would also include independent scientific assessment, which is never a bad thing. EU minimum wage – appropriate to each country and discussed collectively every year. Some sort of social shield for all workers. Oh noooes, such socialism. Trade policy with emphasis on common and shared standards and interests, penalties for compromising them. The adoption of European preference. I like the EU, it's like an umbrella for countries that otherwise couldn't face major world powers on their own. It's very realistic of Macron to remind people of that. But I also like how he mentioned everyday things that directly affect European citizens on a daily basis, like high speed Internet access. I always like to mention the abolition of roaming charges across the EU, as it affects me personally. And let's face it – that shit is neat. I also think it is very realistic, given the circumstances, to focus on defence and borders. And climate.