Enlargement delivers hope to divided villages

  • 2003-05-01
PRAGUEVillages in the heart of Europe that have been divided by the tragic events of the 20th century are waiting impatiently for the eastward expansion of the European Union in May 2002 to tear down their barriers and customs checkpoints and give them a new lease on life.Perched on the left bank of the Neisse River, the German town of Goerlitz looks onto the renaissance towers of Poland's Zgorzelec, a smaller but more bustling village.For 850 years they were one and the same village but were split up in 1945 at Stalin's urging as Eastern Europe was carved up at the war's conclusion."The en...
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