Top 140 European Union Quotes

Words matter. These are the best European Union Quotes from famous people such as Angela Merkel, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Ivica Dacic, Priti Patel, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

We've stated very clearly that no negotiating chapters

We’ve stated very clearly that no negotiating chapters between the European Union and Turkey will be concluded before the Ankara Protocol is complied with: that’s to say before Turkey grants all E.U. member states, including Cyprus, access to its ports.
Angela Merkel
If I am prime minister, we will come out of the European Union, and part of that will be control of free movement.
Theresa May
Don’t belittle the hurt that has been caused by the job-destroying machine that is the European Union.
Michael Gove
We would like Serbia to become a member of the European Union as quickly as possible.
Ivica Dacic
The European Union is becoming more economically feeble every year.
Priti Patel
For the European Union, Russia is as important politically and economically as China is to the U.S.
Ivan Krastev
If Parliament is voting overwhelmingly against leaving the European Union without a deal but is voting in favour of a softer Brexit, then I don’t think it’s sustainable to ignore Parliament’s position and therefore leave without a deal.
David Gauke
Western Europe has been redefining the nation state since 1945 when it formed the European Union following World War II.
Pete Hoekstra
The Czech Republic, severed from its old Slovak half, sits in apparent landlocked contentment, inside the European Union but outside the troubled Euro Zone, set into the new Continental mosaic like one of the small sturdy paving stones, just a few inches square, that form the sidewalks under the visitor’s ambling feet.
Thomas Mallon
I will be Madame Frexit if the European Union doesn’t give us back our monetary, legislative, territorial, and budget sovereignty.
Marine Le Pen
Indeed, our British friends have decided to leave us – which is very sad for all of us – but life goes on, and the European Union as well goes on.
Federica Mogherini
By the way, the European Union Member States together – even the euro area Member States together – are by far the biggest contributors to the IMF.
Jose Manuel Barroso
Let’s not underestimate the European Union. You know what united Europe? Values. And that’s why I am absolutely sure about the unity of the European Union and its solidarity with Ukraine.
Petro Poroshenko
I don’t know if the European Union contributes a great deal to espionage. At the union level, they talk about commerce and privacy. But to keep citizens safe, that remains a responsibility back in national capitals.
Michael Hayden
Very few MPs disagree with the need for a withdrawal bill to enable us to disentangle our 50-year relationship with the legal structures of the European Union and to enable us to function effectively outside of it.
Dominic Grieve
The euro must be defended, or uncertainty about the European Union will be widespread.
Viktor Orban
I’m one of many who have seen their parents and their friends lose their jobs, lose their income, lose their livelihood because of the European Union.
Michael Gove
Genuinely, as a mum, all the sunlit uplands are when we leave the European Union.
Andrea Leadsom
The strongest institution in the hands of the European Union is the euro.
Viktor Orban
I have absolutely no doubts that the best for the U.K. is to stay in the European Union.
Miroslav Lajcak
The European Union is an institution that is in the interest of big business, not the European people. So it’s understandable that some people thought we should leave.
Ken Loach
We’ve been a bit too defensive about the European Union rules. We don’t want to become protectionist and nationalist in the way we buy things but we think we could do a lot more to promote British business through procurement.
Vince Cable
Do you agree that the European Union should be able to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without the consent of parliament?
Viktor Orban
I can’t foretell the future, but I don’t believe that the act of leaving the European Union would make our economic position worse; I think it would make it better.
Michael Gove
The people who are backing the Remain campaign are people who have done very well, thank you, out of the European Union.
Michael Gove
In Greece, refugees are being waved through to the heart of Europe. That is simply unacceptable in the long run. The European Union cannot act like a human trafficker.
Sebastian Kurz
The European Union and its member states continue and will continue, as the nuclear deal is implemented, to have open channels with Iran.
Federica Mogherini
At the heart of these challenges lies the question of how the institutions of the European Union make laws, the types of laws they pass and the effectiveness with which those laws are implemented on civil society and the economy.
John Hutton
A new state, if it wants to join the European Union, has to apply to become a member of the European Union like any state.
Jose Manuel Barroso
As complicated and complex and as difficult as we are, the unity of Europe is a pre-condition for a better organized world, and if the European Union would fail or decompose, or other members left, the U.S. would have a more difficult role to play in the world.
Jean-Claude Juncker
My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut.
Paddy Ashdown
Like so many other people in the U.K., I took the chanc

Like so many other people in the U.K., I took the chance offered to us in a single question: Should we leave the European Union or remain within it? Following a great deal of thought and thorough analysis, the answer I arrived at was, ‘Yes, we should leave the E.U.’
Andrea Leadsom
No matter who becomes chancellor, Poland and Germany will remain neighbours, strategic partners, not only within the European Union, but also world partners, and I don’t believe anything could change in our relations.
Marek Belka
You do not need to be within the single market to be able to export to the European Union, as we see from the wide range of goods on our shelves every day.
Nigel Lawson
The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation.
Nick Clegg
We have civil servants like Ollie Robbins who are very pro-E.U., who have never wanted us to leave and have done everything in their power, including colluding with the European Union, to try and keep us in.
Mark Francois
I am very worried about politicians who know that their countries are greatly benefiting financially and at the same time are saying that the European Union is not good for us. The message has to be coherent.
Kersti Kaljulaid
We have the character of an island nation: independent, forthright, passionate in defence of our sovereignty. We can no more change this British sensibility than we can drain the English Channel. And because of this sensibility, we come to the European Union with a frame of mind that is more practical than emotional.
David Cameron
We need to underline the need for Britain to depart from the European Union in an orderly fashion.
Giuseppe Conte
I’m a great supporter of the European Union. I didn’t support entry to the Euro, not because I’m against it in principle but because I didn’t think it was economically right for Britain. But that doesn’t make me any less pro-European.
Gordon Brown
I don’t want to leave euro or leave the European Union.
Matteo Salvini
The European Union cannot be compared to the United States. America is a nation, but Europe is not. Europe is a continent of many different nations with their own identities, traditions and languages. Robbing them of their national democracies does not create a European democracy – it destroys democracy in Europe.
Geert Wilders
I’m proud to have led the brokering of the ambitious 2030 climate package in the European Union to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40%, which puts the E.U. ahead of the global pack in terms of commitments.
Ed Davey
If Britain votes to leave the European Union, then that could have huge implications for the entire island of Ireland and, given all the predictions, would run counter to the democratic wishes of the Irish people.
Martin McGuinness
Britain has always told the world that being British is about the humanity, compassion and moral fortitude that we have. All great things that we are supposed to have spread across the world. A leave vote now says that we don’t really care about anyone else, we don’t care what happens to the European Union.
John Barnes
Many businesses in Yorkshire want the security and stability of Britain’s continued membership of the European Union, a cause I look forward to championing passionately in this place and elsewhere.
Jo Cox
The government has been repairing Poland’s image and its relations with the European Union and the world.
Donald Tusk
There must be no question for us that we in the European Union and the eurozone stand by Greece in solidarity.
Helmut Kohl
How can we later criticise other countries outside the European Union for adopting such measures to repress opponents when we are tolerating this inside the European Union with European citizens? Like me – I’m a European citizen.
Carles Puigdemont
It is the hope of the European Union that Ariel Sharon will keep the peace process alive and continue the dialogue according to the wishes of all the parties involved.
Goran Persson
The euro area must not be treated as an ‘opt out’ from the European Union.
Jose Manuel Barroso
We need not to just kill the boat-smuggling business model: we also need to get rid of this asylum-shopping in the European Union.
Mark Rutte
Leaving the European Union really does give us a chance as a country to become more outward-looking, to become more competitive, and to deepen our links with our partners right across the world.
Liz Truss