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EU Must Be Seen To Protect Ordinary People: Van Rompuy

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May 29, 2014 AT 6:07 AM
The chairman of European Union summits said on Thursday that the EU needs to be seen to protect ordinary people and regain citizens' trust, not just promote the interests of business. Receiving the annual Charlemagne Prize for his contribution to European unity, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy sought to draw lessons from the Eurosceptic protest vote and address concerns about the EU. Van Rompuy said the voters' message to the EU was "be stronger outside and be more caring inside." He added that the EU appeared to be more popular in countries beyond its frontiers such as Ukraine than in some member states.