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EU Faces Identity Crisis as Europeans Trade Solidarity for Nationalism Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160111/1032949196/european-union-national-identity.html#ixzz3wyYCkAsE

The European Union is currently undergoing an identity crisis, as nationalism is being revived in some European countries, according to the opinion news website Bruxelles2.

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Nationalism is being revived in some of the European Union’s countries; the multi-national political entity is undergoing a national identity crisis, Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, chief editor of the opinion news website Bruxelles2, was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying.

“Right now, there is a crisis of Homo Europeus,” Nicolas Gros-Verheyde said of the residents of EU countries.

Also, the author points to the fact that some EU countries, including Hungary, Poland, Finland, Denmark, the UK and France, are witnessing a revival in nationalist sentiment, which is manifesting itself in two forms: populism and patriotism.

Additionally, Nicolas Gros-Verheyde mentioned a sort of “constitutional coup aimed at challenging the EU’s former achievements.”

According to him, the Europeans currently no longer show a desire to “live together”, and are instead indicating that it might be best to co-exist “side by side”.They place their stake on a market economy rather than solidarity, according to Gros-Verheyde.

The EU as a structure “seems to have lost [its] ideology, which has nothing to do with the projects of its founders, [who] aimed to create a progressive humanistic community,” Gros-Verheyde concluded.

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