I’m very proud to be European – proud of our shared culture and heritage; but I’m also proud of the many things the EU has achieved for Europe. Notably the improvements in environmental standards and in working conditions for Europeans throughout the 28 member countries – but, most of all, I’m proud of the lasting peace that has been achieved by bringing the countries of Europe together in this way. That’s a very real and, hopefully, lasting achievement we should all be proud of.

Ruth St John