I think that the whole record is about the hope and belive in the future you can find in Europe today. The Cold War is over, no communism behind the former Iron Curtin, Germany is one part and soon every European country is working for peace and wealth. But the album is also about the growing facism in todays Europe.
Jonas Steverud (Maintainer of U2MoL) (contributed at an unknown date)
Zooropa, from what I can tell, is the combination of U2's Zoo TV (a metaphor for big media) and George Orwel's Europa (from 1984). What it is trying to say is not really hope in the fact that communism will never be able to control the mind, it is the fact that the media has taken over from the communists in "cleansing our minds".
Geoff Guenther guentherflair.law.ubc.ca (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)
From "Lights, Camera, Achtung Baby - U2 Interview Wim Wenders, filmmaker and U2 fan", Propaganda, Issue 19, May 01, 1994 on if they have a name for their new album: Just a working title for the moment: Zooropa. That country born of the imagination.
Jonas Steverud (Maintainer of U2MoL) (26th of December 2007)