Frontiers of the EU: discover the places that give Europe the edge 


More than just the EU’s motto, “United in Diversity” describes what makes Europe unique and so attractive. Its 28 member states come in a vast variety of cultures, languages, landscapes and people, yet they all share the same commitment to key values, such as respect for human rights. In our series Frontiers of the EU, we take a look at some of the places illustrating how this enriches our continent, from beyond the ocean to the top of a mountain, from the bottom of the sea to outer space.

Our articles show how the EU has acted as a catalyst for economic growth, cultural development and closer cooperation between regions and countries. Sometimes they look at physical frontiers such as the top of a mountain, other times at metaphorical ones, such as the cutting edge of research.