Editorial by Jos Dings
Happy Birthday, EU! It was 50 years ago this month that the European Economic Community was founded, and given the background
against which it began, it has been a great success. It’s hard to imagine now, but it was only 12 years after the end of the second major
war in 30 years, a war that had left Europe in tatters. The EU has been a tremendous success in getting people to the table rather than
the battlefield to sort out their differences.