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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 am an idealist probably, but I love to see Europe, the way this continent has developed recently. I love to sit around a table in Germany with my friends from Italy, Austria, Hungary and even Syria and talking in 3 different languages. This could not have been possible only 20 years ago. This led to the fact, that Europe was war free in the last 20 years, the longest peaceful period ever in the history of Europe. Forget about economic gain and benefits, this is the major goal of the EU. The fact that I was born in one EU country, working in another EU country really makes me feel like I am an EU citizen and that Europe is my home. It is a beautiful, safe and free place. EU is safer than the US and socially more appropriate (health care is provided on the highest possible standard to every citizen, socially very secure), what do you want more?
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      Jun 13 2013: I want this place you are talking about without crisis conferences every week, without discussions if the eurozone fails tomorrow, without politicians who are blaming every mistake on another politician in another country, without discussions about borders and tax agreements.
      Europe today is beautiful, but if we don't know what we want for the future and follow this path with all determination, it's going to destroy itself from the inside. Thats my concern and I hope future will proof me wrong.

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