Comment about “Our Europe”
A Soul for Europe
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Dear Dr. Gentz, you are right when asking ‘Is that enough?’ and pointing to the national governments (and their European Council, I would like to add) as constituent players in the process of rebuilding the Union from the bottom up. If so, however, the governments must not content themselves with maintaining and further developing the diversity of European culture in general, as you say. That would not be enough. Since cities and regions are the owners and procurators of Europe’s cultural potential, member states and the European Council are called upon to promote the citizens’ Europe by relying on their cities and regions as European players in their own right.