Hello, my name is Hannah and I am 18 years old. In my free time, I do sports, read, learn languages and travel. Exploring new countries and cultures, really is one of my most favourite things to do.
Every holidays, my family and I plan city trips, mostly within Europe. We have been to Dublin, Lisbon, Budapest, Vienna and a whole bunch more. Sometimes we chose to travel by plane, but mostly this is not necessary. Travelling by car within the European Union is an enjoyable thing to do. No joking! You just have to buy a badge to be able to use the foreign streets and then the journey can start.
I believe I have only passed once through a border control in my entire life. Isn’t this astonishing? My father always enjoys marvelling at it. Since we are for hours on the street, we have story time in the car. He tells us that when he was a child they used to wait forever to cross the border between Austria and Germany. Today, it’s just a spin you do while visiting family in Bavaria.
Influence of the European Union at it’s best. I think the EU is one of the greatest examples for globalism. Firstly come to mind to improve European relations, it symbolizes an economic and political union nowadays, for instance the European Single Market or the fact that members hand some of their powers to the EU.
Certainly, there are good things about it, but unfortunately a lot of criticism is aroused as well. The Brexit shows that not all citizens are happy about the loss of autonomy which goes along. Furthermore, right wing extremist groups instrumentalize the criticism.
All in all, it is obviously a really controversial topic which promises fruitful debates for MUNOL 2018! read more