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Maastricht aims to rekindle European dream, 25 years on

Mr Bovens (left) and Ms Penn-te Strake on a street in Maastricht. Local authorities are pleading for a return to the ideals and values enshrined in the treaty, which they fear too many EU members have become disconnected from.

Maastricht, Netherlands

MAASTRICHT, a picturesque Dutch city of cobblestone streets and medieval arches, on Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of the European treaty bearing its name, showing rare optimism and hope amid rising euroscepticism.

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