"What Europe means to me?"
Roman from Slovakia: "Meeting of nations and cultures". Mária from Slovakia: "Home and freedom". Valéria from Slovakia: "Opportunity to study, work and travel all over Europe".
©European Parliament/Pietro Naj-Oleari
89 young people from all 27 EU Member States born in November 1989 flooded into the European Parliament this morning. 20-year olds who never experienced the division of Europe came to participate in a debate "What Europe means to me" with Parliament's President Buzek and several of its Vice Presidents. Other events included the opening of the exhibition: "1989 - 2009: Europe, whole and free" and an official ceremony in the plenary chamber featuring an address by former Czech dissident turned president Václav Havel.
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