#LoveEurope

Tell us what you love about Europe and read our reasons for loving it here.

“Europe is a work in progress” – Corinna Goodman

Answering the question why I love Europe was not as easy as it seemed. Being born in 1994, I’ve never lived in a disunited Europe and can hardly remember the time before the Euro. In…

“Europe Gives Me Hope” – Hugo Kaminski

Beginning to write about my love for Europe I would like to start with a meaningful and inspiring quote of a current honourable and trustworthy European leader who is a strong advocate of integration, who…

“Part of me would like to turn the clock back to 1913” – Brendan Simms

When Gustav Heinemann was asked, shortly before he became President in 1969, whether he loved the German Federal Republic, the candidate famously answered, ‘No, no. I love my wife. Full stop.’ Such statements were not…

“Greek mythology gave us beautiful Europa, we need to perfect it.” – Revenidou Athina

In Greek mythology, Europa, was the daughter of Agenor, the Phoenician King of Tyre. She was a very beautiful woman. That is why she was abducted by Zeus, the father of all gods. As Greek,…

“Europe is home to ideas that have shaped the world for bad and good.” – Oscar Clarke

  Europe is the most fascinating place on Earth. The home of ideas, it is on this continent that the most sublime and the most depraved episodes in the entire human drama have played themselves…

“No matter where you go, you are at home.” – Milos Vujovic

The German President Gustav Heinemann once said, when asked about patriotism, that he could love his wife but that he could not love states

“Europe has contributed to establishing stable democracies” – Liam Fitzgerald

  Europe has a history of being defined by what it has achieved in the decades of its institutionalised existence. It has ensured peace, reintegrated the Federal Republic of Germany into the arms of Western…

Borders have opened since Schengen.

“Europe has opened our borders.” – Jennifer Falkenhorst

Europe is a fascinating place. It is the home of numerous cultures and has a long-standing history. Grouping a number of countries into a Union was a splendid idea and has proven to be successful…

“Unity without freedom is nothing.” – Benjamin Zeeb

  Loving Europe is easy. As long as you don’t live there. How many times have we stood in front of some great European monument or another, watching tourists from overseas professing their deepest affections…

“Europe is an advocate for human rights and democracy” – Athanasios Tsevas

  At end of the 1945 Europe was far from what we take for granted today. Death, ruined cities, extreme poverty, diseases, and economic destruction were the main characteristics of a continent populated by peoples…