At the first European Parliament congress Mr Spinelli, one of the Europe’s founding fathers, stated: "The all-important issue is not whether this or that country has a government of the left or of the right: it is the rebirth of free, democratic, European civilization, which can only be achieved in a united Europe”. Recently, after the economical crises the hit several European states, the idea a “two speed Europe” became a plan in which several countries belonging to the European Community believe.The Southern Europe would be the region with slower speed, solving problems for some State Members, but determining a complete economical and social collapse for others within the Union.On the other hand, on March 2017 Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch Eurozone’s finance ministers, referring to Southern Europe stated: “You cannot spend all the money on drinks and women and then ask for help”. The unluckily stereotype used by the Dutch Minister underline a deep divide between the North and the South and therefore a significant discrimination within the European Union.
Europe without its Southern regions would no longer be Europe. A failed continent, a sort of castaway that lost her memory. The very reasons why Europe got united are embedded in the past as well as in the present of the South. The borders of the Southern European Countries are simultaneously the centre and the periphery of the European Union, where contradictions become normality and new concepts emerge for necessity; the borders are where the symptom of the "European sickness" can be more visible but also the place where experimentation and new ideas become reality.