(Of a person, attitude, or policy) favoring or supporting closer links with the European Union.
- Even mild-mannered pro-European David Curry - no doubt livid that a divisive European referendum would now be called - stuck the boot in.
- With respect to Europe, the Berlusconi government has essentially continued Italy's pro-European line.
- He said that the ‘modern long-term and deep-seated pro-European consensus in Britain about Britain's role in Europe and Europe's role in the world can and will be built’.
A person who favors or supports closer links with the European Union.
- Prominent pro-Europeans predicted privately that the government could win a crushing majority, comparable to the two-thirds who voted Yes in 1975.
- Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy called on all pro-Europeans to unite behind the campaign to secure a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum on the constitution.
- Like pro-Europeans in all parties, Robin Cook, the former foreign secretary, welcomed the statement, saying no one wished to be blamed for being ‘the obstacle that caused the crash’.
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