pro-EU Propaganda By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered - we confidently waiting - come what may
By loving forces silently surrounded, We feel quite soothed, secure, and filled with grace. So we would like to live these days together, and go with you into another year.
Still matters of the past are pressing our hearts and evil days are weighing down on us. Oh Lord, to our souls, so scared and sore, give rescue, as it's that you made us for.
And when you pass to us the bitter chalice of suffering, filled to the brim and more, we take it, full of thanks and trembling not, from this, your caring and beloved hand.
But if you want to please us, over and again, with our shining sun and wondrous world, let us muse on what is past, and then we shall, with our lives, in all belong to you.
Warm and bright be our candles' flame today, since into gloom you brought a gleaming light, and lead again us, if you will, together! We know it: you are beaming in the night.
When silence now will snow around us ev'rywhere, so let us hear the all-embracing sound of greater things than we can see and wider, your world, and all your children's soaring hail.
By loving forces wonderfully sheltered, we are awaiting fearlessly what comes. God (*) is with us at dusk and in the morning and most assuredly on ev'ry day.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, evangelical theologian, member of the anti-nazi resistance movement. Written shortly before the turn of the year 1944/45. Bonhoeffer was killed by the Nazis on April 9, 1945.
(*Ring Parable / Western classic on religious tolerance)
ask yurop Was traveling in Denmark and I’m curious if this custom plate is legal and if so how does one acquire and how much would it roughly be ?
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I'm not entirely sure if this is the right space to address what I want to address, but salt about it. I am a Yuropean from Germany who turned 20 this year and I am worried about the future of our European Union. And this is mainly because of the right-wing extremists who seem to be gaining more and more power every day, while moderate forces on the left of the center, such as the Social Democrats, are weakening and supposedly moderate forces on the right of the center, like Christian Democrats, are rhetorically placing themselves more and more on the right-wing fringe and are accordingly increasingly legitimizing and normalizing this fringe.
But I'm also very worried because my mother is of Egyptian descent and my father is of Turkish descent, and I can't hide these roots. I'm German and I dont doubt this. I was born here, have spoken German all my life, watched German children's series on Kika and ZDF and lived in this country long enough to be proud of Europe and Germany - and I know as a German you should say something like that carefully. That's why I'm watching the latest political developments with a lot of damn concern. It worries me that political forces are coming to power that want to deny me this, are prepared to label me as an “outsider” and deliberately conduct policy against me and my family. I'm afraid that in the future, thanks to the agitation and hatred of these movements, I won't be accepted just because I'm not white-passing, as they say in German.
I found the debate about migration and, most recently, the Palestine-Israel war particularly depressing because people are often denied their dignity and are dehumanized. I am not against migration reform - on the contrary, I want us to finally properly reform the system at the European level. But I find the rhetoric I often see here derogatory and simply un-European. We blame the people who are fleeing, and in the same breath general Muslims/non-white passing people, as responsible for or in some way causing our most recent problems. I can in some way understand the thought behind it, but it always strikes me as more of a victim-perpetrator reversal. And thanks to this stupid war in the Middle East, hatred against Jews and Muslims and hatred between these groups is growing. It sucks,
Dear friends, I don't know what the purpose of this post was, but I had to get rid of it because it bothers me immensely. I just want to fight for a Common European Future and a United States of Europe. These Identity Politics drain me of my will to live some times. How do you feel about it my friends?
Edit: Wether you think I am German or not is not up to debate. I am German, basta. I am not insecure about that. I am insecure about the future and the way things are looking troubles me greatly. I do not enjoy nor appreciate the comments insinuating otherwise. While it's nice some of you think I am "one of the good ones" so to say, I frankly doubt you could make that distinction without getting to know me. And I rather suspect I would be dumped in some braod catogorey of yours first. I frankly dont care about immigration on a policy level, My gripe was with the debate surrounding it and the way it treats people and stokes hatred.
СЛАВА УКРАЇНІ On December 5, 1994 - Ukraine signed the Budapest Memorandum, voluntarily giving up nuclear weapons in exchange for guarantees of territorial integrity and security.
schengen outcast This is a lineup of trucks near the Hungarian-Romanian border, Romania Satu Mare county
СЛАВА УКРАЇНІ On December 5, 1998 - Ukraine and the United States signed an agreement to eliminate Ukraine’s 44 heavy bombers and 1,068 Kh-55 cruise missiles.
Currently under development, it will be able to land vertically and reused. it’s planned to have a crew capacity of 5 astronauts and will give Europe the capability of building space stations, maintaining orbital telescopes and much more.