Thank You Sir
On a side note, a reflection. I and my wife, we spend few days last weekend in the Owl Mountains and Karkonosze Mountains. This is such an interesting spot close to the 3-borders joint point (between Germany, Czech and Poland). And first - thanks to UE - no actual borders, you barely spot them. And second - it is such a mix that at some point I lost track, whether I'm still in Poland, or already in German, or just entered Czech.
So while 'national' countries obviously have their merits (and yes, it's great to celebrate the independence day), I really don't mind creating much bigger and broader communities like UE