Jean-Claude Juncker (Luxembourg)


Patricia Senge

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Luxembourg is of the opinion that the Maastricht Treaty will become a milestone in European history and will most certainly represent an inevitable shift in the European project. We thus, aim to show our strongest commitment to find a solution with which all Member States can agree. The overall and predominant aim, which we have to follow throughout the negotiations, is making decisions as closely as possible to the citizens. The Union shall be for citizens and not acting above them. Another aim of Luxembourg is completing the internal market and thereby ensuring the free movement of goods, capital, service and people.

It is no secret that Luxembourg due to its geostrategic position, small size and consequently small market is left with no option but to cooperate and integrate with its neighbouring countries. And even though the first steps of European integration were more or less imposed on Luxembourg by the greater powers, we continue to freely choose co...