I’m Hermann Winkler and I come from Saxony, Germany. To me, the European Union is a symbol of peace and freedom. All the more so, as I know what it feels like in a country under a communist regime. The peaceful revolution which led to re-unification started off with the peace prayers in my home town Leipzig. And I am so proud of this. Today, we need to look at the EU in a constructively critical way to advance and to improve it.