Category: People

Benoît, Belgium (Wallonia)

Ben (l.), Belgium. On what he thinks is positive about the EU: “What I like about the EU is, that we have open borders. So we can exchange within the member states. But unfortunately, being so big, we also want to increase our economy compared to other parts of the world. In doing that, we…
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Mary, Ireland

Mary, Ireland. On what she likes about the EU: “The EU breaks down barriers. It makes it a neutral territory. It’s just the little things. If you’re allowed to live and work in an other country without any obstacles, it allows people to grow. And when you grow, the negativity and discrimination people might have…
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Miguel, Spain

Miguel, Spain. Explaining what he dislikes about the EU politics: “I don’t want to sound like I am against foreigners, but if you (speaking to Tim) come to Spain, you get nothing. If you’re a Muslim, you get everything. Money for a house, money for food, money for school, you get clothes, you get everything!…
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Chris, Luxembourg​

Chris, Luxembourg, lives in Germany. Sending a message to her fellow Europeans: “Everyone of us, especially the ones in politics have to stop nattering. We have to debate things, communicate productively with one another and above all realize that we’re all just humans, sitting in the same boat.”

Daniel, UK (Northern Ireland)

Daniel, Northern Ireland. On the question how the EU could improve their politics: “The people who are in office right now don’t have a clue. So we need people like businessmen. Like a Donald Trump, but not Donald Trump. That’s who we should have organising trade deals with one another. Not a politician. A politician…
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Nick, UK (England)​

Nick, England. On the question what’s most positive about the EU: “I don’t want to leave the EU! I can’t really answer your question, because it’s not just about one thing. Being part of the EU is so much more. Just think about education for example. The movement of students across country borders, the sharing…
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Isabelle, France

Isabelle, France. On the question how the perfect EU would look like in her point of view:“For me, the perfect European Union would be a harmonization of all countries on all levels: taxes, work, standards. Everything. A block with same rules for everyone. Also, a good economic exchange is important to me. And that we…
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Hendrik, Belgium (Flanders)​

Hendrik (r.), Belgium. On the question how to improve things in the European parliament:“It would be useful if we had some kind of direct citizen participation in the EU. For example, through some kind of digital solution. Using this, citizens could directly be consulted on some important issues. And instead of having a lot of…
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