Les racines plurielles de l’Europe. De la pertinence d’étudier aujourd’hui les racines de l’Europe.

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The European Union configuration process should not be seen as the path towards a homogeneous political entity but as an enhancement of the specificity of every village: the idea of «unity in diversity.» It is more productive both to identify and address these diversities than to find the features of historical trajectories converging at certain times. Thus, the use of the term «European roots» refers to the integration process that is changing the foundation of the Union construction’s first steps, since the roots strengthen the trunk (both botanical and cultural/political) while spreading along the surface, and resulting in new outbreaks.

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European Union, Historical and Cultural roots, CECA, CEE