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April 30, 2004

[OT] we are 25, UE is growing

This is a special weekend for a large number of european citycens. Since tomorrow, the European Union will have 25 countries members. 10 new members.
I still remember when Spain ( and Portugal ) came to the UE ( at this moment, it was the European Economic Communitty, and the Euro was the ECU ). I was 9 years old, but i remember the month before, everyone spoke about that.
After that, the UE has bring to us, good things and bad things. In fact, much of us are really really disappointed with a large number of issues with the UE, but, we feel europeans after all.
So, if you are from any of this new countrys,...WELLCOME!

Posted by Javier Tardáguila Date: April 30, 2004 08:48 AM

I'd like to join you in welcoming the new nations to the European Union!

Despite some internal difficulties inherent with any major new venture of this magnitude I'm sure we'll all come out of this as a more stable and democratic union of nations.

History in the making, 450 million people and growing, that's definitely something to celebrate! ;)

Posted by: Peter en: April 30, 2004 10:33 AM