“The sleepy Luxembourg village of Schengen, the place where the European Union’s border-free zone bearing the village’s name was agreed in 1985, is a symbol of how joyous a borderless Europe can be. It is 1km from the centre of the village, across the bridge over the Mosel, to Germany, and 2km along the same river to France. The local Coteaux de Schengen wine is made from the grapes harvested in the three countries.”

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