Some years ago during the Czech Republic’s presidency of the EU in 2009, a controversial artwork, named Entropa, was installed in the European Council building in Brussels. It was based around stereotypes; each member state was represented, and each one was lampooned. Bulgaria, for example, was portrayed as a toilet, Romania a Dracula theme park, Italy a table football pitch, and France was as a country perpetually on strike. Even worse, perhaps, Germany was displayed as a network of motorways, ...

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