April 11, 2008
From the beginning the aim of the European project was peace through integration. Today, as the EU is about many other things, it is clear to anyone that the project has been a great success, not only in terms of peace, but also in terms of prosperity and social equality. This is not to say that we do not have any challenges left to overcome, but peace through integration has been, and continues to be, a great success.
Having removed the risk of war and other security risks from within the EU, focus has, to some degree, with the development of the Common Foreign and Security policy, been shifted to countries outside the EU. As European citizens we must work together, with each other as well as with our neighbours, to secure peace and prosperity in our neighbouring regions. We must do this for our own sake, but equally for the sake of those peoples who live under less privileged conditions in our ‘back yard’.Author : Danish European Movement