E gudde Noper – A Good Neighbour
In choosing this title, I do not intend to refer to a certain Luxembourg bank—named after a well-known German pioneer of the cooperative movement—that used these three simple words as its slogan. The phrase itself is deeply rooted in our culture. As the saying goes, no one can dwell in peace if his evil neighbour will not allow this. Conversely, this results in an important principle for harmonious co-existence, that of being a good neighbour—de gudde Noper.