"The euro, our common currency, is more than the coins and notes in our pockets. It is a symbol of our unity and of Europe’s promise of prosperity and protection. We must never stop making it stronger. This is why I will prioritise the further deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union....I want to strengthen the international role of the euro, including its external representation. A strong, integrated and resilient capital market is the best starting point for the single currency to become more widely used internationally."
Commission President von der Leyen "My agenda for Europe - POLITICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE NEXT EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2019-2024"