United Regions of Europe
"Was am Ausgange dieses Krieges stehen muss und wird, ist klar. Es ist der Beginn einer Weltvereinigung; die Schaffung eines neuen Gleichgewichts von Freiheit und Gleichheit; die Wahrung der individuellen Werte im Rahmen der Forderungen des kollektiven Lebens..."
Thomas Mann, 1940
"If you took a map of Europe and a black pen and you drew every political border there ever was in the history of the continent, you'd end up with a net of black lines so close-meshed it'd appear as a single, black plain. Which of all the lines on that black plain could strike us as a natural border?"
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A continent of borders and battle fields?!
Europe is currently in a borderline situation.
Despite all crises, the Euro remains the most obvious indicator of European agreement in everyday life. Yet it was a long road to get here.
A continent of borders and battle fields? - After two world wars, Europeans finally made peace with each other - by founding the EU.
Borders are now open and all citizens may travel freely and decide where they want to live, work or trade.
However: Europe is more than just money and trade.