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Ministry of Propaganda - 18/Feb/2004: "Why I like Europe"

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Why I like Europe

Jeff Jarvis has a posting "What makes America exceptional?". I challenged some of his claims in the comments (which didn't go down too well with some of the commenters, but that's another story). And Andrea put out a challenge to non-Americans to write what's great about their countries.

Now I consider myself as European, although I'm German by birth and passport. But then I've lived and still live in the UK for most of my working life (working for an American company ;-)) and visited quite a few European countries (much less than I would have liked though). I also firmly believe in the European idea and hope it will continue to progress as well as evolve.

I'm not into bragging but as I took up Andrea's challenge here are a few points why like Europe. In no particular order, just how they came to my mind:

So, fellow Europeans (including non-Europeans living in Europe), what do you like about Europe? Let's stop whingeing for a moment (we all know that a lot of things need improving) and think about why we like Europe and why we're glad to live here.

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Entry trivia

Dodgy picture of the moment:

Picture of a rune stone and two children

Some European variety: A very old rune stone in Sweden with two young children. One of them conceived in Sweden, the other in the Netherlands. Both born in Germany. One now living in the UK. Not that you wanted to know that, but I'll post it anyway.

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