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Timm Amstein

Student , TU Dresden

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Do you want a united Europe?

Dear Europeans,

I want to take the opportunity to ask the question, all our politicians should have asked. Do you want Europe? I mean not as a union of many sovereign states! Instead I mean a united Europe. Many people are talking about it. The media sometimes use it to scare, sometimes to inpire people. Is the dream of Europe, that is dreamed by many politicians really the dream of the people? I personally think a Europe build by the people is the only way to restore our reputation and our future. In my opinion, we should start a national assembly right away and build something the world hasn't seen before. It maybe take us 10 years, but sooner or later we have to start if we don't want our future shattered by old politicians who are obsessed with their power. What do you think?

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    Jun 13 2013: I think there are very interesting approaches to my question. It will be undoutably very bad, if we would centralize europe into one big thing, ruled by Brussels. Also I think nobody thinks, that the current model o fhow politics works is the right thing to build up europe.
    But on the other hand the problem I see is that the union is especially designed for the "blaming game" Mr. Papandreou was talking about. If something goes wrong everybody will blame the others for screwing it up. Everybody knows that from other projects.
    I think everybody should feel responsible. So the only way to build europe would be from the bottom to the top not otherwise. As you said, others tried the top-down approach in history and we all know what happend.
    If the people want it it will happen.
    It will be definetly hard to do and the risks are very high, maybe it's also stupid to want it and maybe it's impossible, but that's not the point. The question is: Is it the desire of the people to work on a european state or not. Becauso if it's not there is no point that politicians are discussing.
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      Jun 13 2013: I don't know where I stand on the issue. I really like unity, it is one of the best things when used for good. On the other hand I think that we're being mislead by the politics of Brussels... A tough one...

      On a side note, politicians discuss useless things much of the time anyway.

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