Born out of a need for peace and unity in Europe after World War II, the EU is committed to democracy, both at home and abroad. Amid new and unfamiliar threats to democratic progress worldwide, the EU has an obligation to show leadership and support populations whose freedoms are at risk.
Since 1990, the EU economy has grown by over 60 per cent while net greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by a quarter. The bloc is now walking the talk on fighting climate change with the European Green Deal. It can share this experience with Hong Kong.