The European Union would be built by going beyond identities. They must be fit, with a shoehorn if necessary, into a “bigger Europe.” And this, “in the interest of the peoples.” This ever so wellintentioned vision has dominated the political scene for decades. For more than twenty years, the construction of Europe has though run up against growing resistance, passive and active. A resistance notably expressed in various referendums, culminating in June 2016 with Brexit, the symptom of an ailment that is not only British and that some have not wished to recognize. The elite have arrogantly charged the British vote as populist, racist, etc. However, to save Europe, must they not make up their minds to hear the rumbling anger and at last accept a reconciliation with the people.
This brief essay develops innovative avenues and powerful proposals to get Europe out of the maze it’s in.