The end of the political borders among countries was a crucial step in the transformation of the European Economic Community to the current European Union. Since 1993, the free movement of people, as well as some goods were free to be traded beforehand, initiated the development of the social European Union. The real encounter among Europeans was promoted by the open opportunities to study, live and work in any of the member states. The legal residence in a member state, in spite of nationality, was enough to be granted the rights as European citizen of the Union.
The concepts of nation and mother country are very recent within European history, which is more tribal than we like to acknowledge. These concepts emerged as a result of the attempted union of folks enemies because of power and territorial tensions among the high classes of the medieval age. The modern concept of state brought the centralization of power from the old fiefdoms, previously separated by wars and political dealings. More cohesive communities were created thanks to the promotion of natural or artificial identity features: e.g. to live on the banks of the same sea or adhere to the same religion. Ensuring cohesion towards the end, a beginning diffuse, granted the construction and enactment of concepts such as homeland and state, a mixture of reality and fantasies about the essence and destiny of a people, that the new public education was responsible to spread among the masses of new generations, as a historical and enduring truth. With all this historical baggage we now try to rebuild the concept of European citizenship, in times that might require a more comprehensive and global concept of citizenship.
While the bases of the Treaty on European Union were still being discussed, neighbours from the former Yugoslavia who had respected each other for a long time started to harden their respective languages and behaviours, making understanding harder, and even worst, considering that some spoke a purer language and were better than those who didn’t. One night of terror, the new differences unleashed rivers of blood between neighbours who had been friends, almost brothers, having shared rivers of despair or good wine in the recent past.
However, hangovers last less long than it takes a wound to become a scar, and Yugoslavia once again became a land of blood, most probably because of the doings of politicians and unscrupulous economic potencies, taking advantage of the downfall of the soviet regime that had contained the egoist and romantic nationalism of times past.The hopes of ending with the national hatred and finding union in diversity devis
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