Crossing the border By @EsraAygin


By Esra Aygin

I should be sitting in the section allocated to media at the European Parliament, listening to a debate on GMOs. But ever since I set foot in Strasbourg, I have been plotting my escape to cross from France to Germany, and today is the day.

I have so many questions for the people living on the French-German border. How do they live together after centuries of wars that took the lives of millions? What do they feel? Can enmity become something of the past?

The taxi driver’s voice startles me when we reach the bridge connecting France and Germany:“Voila Madame, Le Pont de l’Europe!”

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