Europeans: When the European Union was in the planning and formation stages obviously many felt it would take away from their country?s identity. Are you happy with results? I am Irish born and many relatives in Ireland seem pleased with the ?modernization? that has taken place largely in part to European subsidies and foreign Investment. Some countries have benefited, but my concern is how much power lies with the EU. It seems to me as an American Europe as whole is experiencing a group think mentality. Is this a concern for my European counterparts? Several years ago I spent some time studying in London and got to do quite a bit of traveling and enjoyed the unique cultures and societies that made up the places I visited. I would hate to come back in 15 years and see more than money standardized in Europe. If another thread exists point me that way.