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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 14 2013: I see we are in minority: I want United Europe.
    The current 'state of the union' is not perfect, perhaps even not good, but it is perfectible.
    There is no law nature to say that big union has to have big bureaucracy. We have it now (I am in EU :-), and it is not responsive and there is hardly any sensible discussion forum (as far as I know). Those are the tasks ahead.
    EU will be and should be different from US. There will be and will continue to be different languages, nations, traditions. But there is no reason for not having common currency, ability to travel and seek employment and have
    some useful union-wide institutions which work, such as (for example) FDA in USA. If a medicine works in Germany and Italy, will - it will probably work in Poland and Spain. There is lot opportunities and tasks here.
    Lets make it work !

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