Eurocrat who wants EU SUPERSTATE reveals intention to run for Parliament's presidency
The Italian leader of the socialist group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pitella, insisted the 28 states should become ever closer, following terror attacks in Belgium.
He also called for a "European Intelligence Agency" to be set up to strengthen the EU's defences against extremists.
Closer ties between the heads of states, he believes, will better protect all within the superstate of the EU.
Now, after the shock resignation of Martin Schulz, Mr Pittella said he is ready to take the helm.
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