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March 16, 2012

Old quote on the UN, also valid for the EU…

Filed under: Links — Ivan Herman @ 21:01

I found a nice quote in book written by a Dutch writer called Geert Mak on the European Union (“De hond van Tišma”). The quote is attributed to Dag Hammarskjöld, the second secretary general of the UN. The quote is as follows:

“It was not created to bring us to heaven, but to save us from hell.”

This quote is highly relevant for the European Union, too. Unfortunately, it seems that many of the politicians all around Europe, from Hungary to France and from the Netherlands to Greece,  forget that, turning the EU into the scapegoat for all our problems. There are of course many issues with the EU that should be solved, but it would be wise to remember the reasons for its creation, and not to forget the history of the past 50 years and beyond…

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