The Queen of England has warned of the dangers of division in Europe. In a state banquet in Berlin, she declared that ‘The United Kingdom has always been closely involved in its continent. Even when our main focus was elsewhere in the world, our people played a key part in Europe’. The Queen’s speech made references to events in European history as well as to the strong collaboration between Britain and Germany since 1945. In response to the speech, the German president emphasized the role Britain plays in Europe and that a ‘constructive dialogue on the reforms Britain wants to carry out is essential’. In fact, today David Cameron will suggest his proposals for EU reforms to other European leaders in Brussels.