Is there such thing as a ‘European identity’?

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The outcome of the UK’s 2016 referendum on EU membership has sent shockwaves across Europe.

  • Nikolaos Papadogiannis
  • The Conversation

Among other impacts, it has prompted debates around the issues whether a “European culture” or a “European identity” actually exist or whether national identities still dominate.

It would be wrong, in my opinion, to write off the identification of various people with “Europe”.

This identification has been the outcome of a long process, particularly in the second half of the 20th century, involving both the policies of the European Economic Community (EEC) and…

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