About: national identity

Freedom of thought 08-08-2018

Football, national identity and belonging in today’s Europe

The euphoria triggered by the FIFA World Cup quickly gave way to divisive, ugly debates about national identity and race, around players of diverse ethnic origins. These controversies highlight the need for measured exchanges on belonging in today’s Europe, writes Michael O'Flaherty.
Politics 07-06-2017

Paris 2024 is a bet on Europe

On Tuesday 6 June, a delegation for the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be received by the European Parliament in its assembly. It is a big opportunity for Paris, and also for the European Union, writes Julian Jappert.
Future EU 14-11-2016

EU membership must matter

As the United Kingdom, a member state of over 40 years, opts for exit over voice and loyalty, it is opportune to address the question of EU membership and how it matters, writes Brigid Laffan.
Brexit 03-12-2013

Report: UK feels less European than neighbours

UK support for the EU is balanced on a knife edge with half the population ready to vote for leaving the EU tomorrow and far fewer people identifying the country as European, according to a new survey published yesterday (2 December).