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IM WESTEN NICHTS

This month's Europe at a glance, a collection of visual thoughts on Europe and where it is heading - if anywhere.

Tjebbe van Tijen
26 November 2012
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"IM WESTEN NICHTS..." back to the trenches of the old European battlefields.. as the EU Budget summit failed last week in Brussels...

"All Quiet on the Western Front" (German: Im Westen nichts Neues) is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.

The phrase "all quiet on the Western Front" has become a colloquial expression meaning stagnation, or lack of visible change, in any context.

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