In this new and wonderful decade (of the 1980s) in which we are living, where is Spain going? My country has undertaken throughout the past ten years a great effort to adjust itself to modernity. In twelve years, since the first free elections in 1977, Spain has undergone two gigantic transitions: the political and the economic.. we have established a democratic and constitutional political regime and carried out an economic minirevolution.
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "Our parents and grandparents founded this Union with one common vision: never again war. After Rome this 60th anniversary of the Union, and however it is paved, there is only one way forward: European unity."
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