Thanks to pressure from the general public and NGOs, it’s fantastic to see that the EU has enshrined new rights that will revitalise democracy. Antoine Deltour
Europe is a multifaceted personal journey for many of us, but there was always something quasi-sacred about Franco-German reconciliation. I’m recalling this to try to convey what a shock it was that the “Alsace-Lorraine selloff” conspiracy theory lodged itself so successfully into so many minds. Nor was it reassuring that the French government was caught off-guard by this paranoid rumour. To see an age-old territorial obsession we thought long buried suddenly re-emerge says something about how vulnerable some cornerstones of the EU project have become.
The Square of the European Promise is a square covered with names. Each name stands for a promise and every promise stands for a person. The promises can only be found inside people.
A common Scottish term to insert at the awkward moment when you temporarily forget someone’s name.
“The call of the void” is this French expression’s literal translation, but more significantly it’s used to describe the instinctive urge to jump from high places.
Ce qu’il y a de moins simple, de moins naturel, de plus artificiel, c’est-à-dire de moins fatal, de plus humain et de plus libre dans le monde, c’est l’Europe. Jules Michelet
« À l’Europe! » s’exclament les jeunes fils de l’Amérique. « À la terre de nos pères, la merveilleuse patrie des monuments et de l’imagination, à l’Europe! » Hans Christian Andersen