June 25, 2008
As we continue to examine the implications of the Irish ‘No’, it is pertinent to remember that, less than 30 years ago, half the Member States of the European Union were dictatorships.
That is a measure of the progress of the Union. But such facts are quickly overlooked: “Eaten bread is soon forgotten”
This also goes for peace, stability and prosperity, three great achievements of the EU and enough to justify European integration as we are not past the point of no return (a glance eastwards to the Balkans confirms that).Author : Stanley Crossick