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The Euro and European Identity

Mertens, Johan (2005): The Euro and European Identity. Published in: European Political Economy Review No. Winter (1 December 2005): pp. 171-186.

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With the euro, european citizens have a concrete symbol of their belonging to a same community. But Europe always belongs to the field of resources, for most of the political authorities, national interest. This article contains some thoughts and answers to the following questions: can a euro contribute to the building of a european identity?

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