By Hannah Kuchler
This article was first published on February 1 2013
The British people should keep faith with the European Union, Michel Barnier, EU internal market commissioner urged on Friday, as he warned of the threat of protectionism.
The UK and Europe are stronger together, Mr Barnier said in London, stressing it was important to view the EU as a “joint project” – which he hopes the British people would
“Europeans also have to realise that it is more than just a matter of individual interest and return on investment,” he told a City of London audience. “Without solidarity there will be no true single market. We have to beware, ladies and gentleman, of the rise of protectionism in many countries in Europe.”