When I grew up in the sixties Spain,Portugal and Greece were all ruled by military dictators. Today when you take your boat from a Schengen country( Greece) to another EU country(Malta) you don´t have to clear customs or immigration. Since April this year the rates for mobiletelephonecalls have been adjusted and equalized all over the EU. The rate is now 0,58 Swedish crowns (around 7 European cents) per minute and local SIM-cards for every different EU country might not be necessary in the future. In this way the EU has impact also on the life of every individual within the union and open borders must really be the way forward in a world becoming smaller.