Yes for sure, the EU needs to improve.
I’m appalled by the way Europe deals with the refugee crisis. I’m ashamed of many chapters in our history.
However (or maybe that is why) Europeans come together for a better reasons than money, power or political gain. The people within the EU have lived in peace together since the 2nd World War.
My parents were born in that war. I am the first generation that did not experienced in our part of the world. I want my children to experience the same. I want all children to experience a life without war.
Our civilization is a very thin and fragile layer. We see eruptions of fear and violence whenever this layer gets broken. We need the EU. It’s what keeps us talking, discussing and disagreeing as a family.
Europe is also music, art, culture, languages, tolerance, diversity and love. Europe = people. Europeans are ordinary people trying to life a happy life with their loved ones. Just like most people on this planet.
The EU means Peace. All other things we need to improve. We have a long way to go and yes this will take time… but boy is it worth it.
I refuse to be taken hostage by a small group of fear mongers and populists.
I am proud to be a European.