The issue of Beton International No. 2 has been published in book form in Serbia. With this issue, we have managed to gather authors from different parts of Europe and ask them to formulate their views on the last seventy years as well as on the present of our continent. While we are committed to our continent growing together and to the borders of nation states becoming more permeable, on these issues it seemed appropriate to acknowledge reality and to start from differences between East and West. The consequences of the Second World War have divided the continent for too long for us to deny the different traditions today.