How the Migration Wave Challenges European Identity

Policy Crossover Center: Vienna-Europe Flash Paper No. 8/2018

10 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2019

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Heinz Handler

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Vienna University of Technology - Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, Research Group Economics (ECON); Policy Crossover Center Vienna-Brussels

Date Written: December 1, 2018

Abstract

For extended periods, the European integration project was an unquestioned success story, delivering advances such as the tariff union, the internal market, the single currency, and an ever-increasing number of Member States. European integration now seems to have come to a stalemate, or is even on a retreat, as demonstrated by the British exit vote and the lack of solidarity to jointly handle the immigration problem, fueled by untamed nationalism and populism. The following overview investigates the threat migration and national populism means for the evolving European identity and proposes policies to avert further damage to the European integration project.

Keywords: European Identity, Migration

JEL Classification: A12, E65, F15, F22, F50, J61

Suggested Citation

Handler, Heinz J., How the Migration Wave Challenges European Identity (December 1, 2018). Policy Crossover Center: Vienna-Europe Flash Paper No. 8/2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3338336 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3338336

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