Destinations Magazine

What Europe Means to the Young

By Stizzard
What Europe means to the young

IT IS Sunday night at the rooftop bar of the Wombat’s Hostel in Berlin and the tequila is starting to flow. But there is still time for a quick chat about the European Union’s common agricultural policy. Drew, a sparky 20-year-old University of London student, cannot abide the “mad” subsidies the EU pays to its farmers. “In many ways,” he adds, “I’m an anarchist.” And yet he thinks Britain would be foolish to vote to leave the European Union in the referendum the government will hold by the end of 2017.  

What Europe means to the young

Drew and his 19-year-old girlfriend Emma, like millions of young Europeans before them, are spending the summer in a carefree haze of travel and fun, the fruits of the freedom afforded by an Interrail pass. Launched in 1972 to mark the 50th anniversary of an international rail industry group, Interrail was a single ticket that granted access to a large part of Europe’s rail network, turning much…

The Economist: Europe

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