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René Smits

An EU voter’s wish list

The forthcoming elections for the European Parliament focus the minds of voters. At least, it focuses my mind. Manifold are the imperfections of our Union. They are lamented by voters, media and national politicians alike. These limitations in what has been achieved in the past sixty years of European integration should not make us lose sight of the EU’s accomplishments. The story of a new mode of governance for nations hitherto engulfed in conflict and strife, with both States and their citizens engaged in the EU’s democratic process, is worth being told, over and over again.