European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, claimed that if populist parties win in the European Parliament elections, “war” could come to Europe.
Moscovici refused to name parties or politicians, but he referred to them as “populists” and “nationalists” during a meeting of the Centre for European Reform.
Moscovici said that nationalists would lobby for national preference that could send European Union into crisis and potentially to “war”.
“If we reintroduce divisions between us, North-South, East-West, and if national preference becomes Europe’s way of thinking, Europe will die,” Moscovici said.
“Without Europe, I’m sure the war can re-emerge here,” he added, before referencing a speech from former French President François Mitterand who claimed, “Nationalism is war.”
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