Coeurope - The Dark Heart of Europe
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Charleroi, La Ville Noire, a small town close to Bruxelles, symbolizes by itself the whole of Europe. The collapse of the industrial manufacturing, the rising unemployment, the increasing immigration, the outbreak of micro-criminality, the lack of a shared identity. Today social unease combines with the lives of the citizens, the roads, once blooming and neat, appear today desolated and abandoned, industries are closing down. But maybe it is in this very dark heart, where Europe has firstly experienced its end, that an idea of Europe can born again.