I'll be honest with you guys: the main reason I'm starting this thread, is because I have to get random Europeans' opinion on Europe for my religion class. But since there's quite a lot going on at the moment with the EU and Greece and the crisis, I thought this might be an interesting topic to discuss?
My teacher gave me two different questions to get people to answer: "What do you think Europe will look like in 2025?" and "Do you have a wish for Europe?", but feel free to completely ignore these.
I hope the European Union keeps existing, because so far, I feel it has been really effective at 'uniting' the different nations and creating more tolerance for each other. It's done well at fulfilling the purpose for which it was originally created (no war through unity), and I hope this kind of system stays. I also hope the Euro doesn't get replaced by each country's original currency again, because I think it's way easier connecting to other countries, and more interesting economically to not have to exchange you currency everytime you cross a border.
Also a question I find interesting: Do you think the countries should give up a bit more of their independence to make the European Union stronger? Do you think the identity (and/or integrity) of a country is too important to give up, even for a little bit?
My sketchbook - it's a little sketchy.