Before you‘ll go…

My letter to the editor, published in Independent on 17-02-2019

Dear British,

I am a german, but have been living in the Netherlands for nearly 40 years, only 300 metres from the Belgian border. If you live in the middle of an Euregio of 3 countries for a long time, you automatically become an enthusiastic supporter of the EU. Neighbours became friends – and all these friends kept their national identity, which today rather improves cross-border relations. And this without losing sight of the fact that the EU is not perfect and will always remain work-in-progress.

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