The European Multinational and Multicultural Identity. Assets and tensions, immigration and integration policies. Overview , part I. European Identity Concepts of identity European Values and the EU Models of looking at Europe Europe as a family of nations Constitutional patriotism
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Assets and tensions, immigration and integration policies
The first of May 2004 marked an important date in the history of Europe as a political, geographic, and social entity. Ten European countries joined the European Union, bringing in their potential and expectations, adding a total population of 75 million people and a territory of 738,000 square kilometers. The EU-25 has 452 million citizens.
In 1620, one of 10 people in the Netherlands was foreign born. In a town as Amsterdam, this could be as much as one in four!
There are probably between 2 and 3 million undocumented immigrants in Europe - accounting for 10 to 15 per cent of the total population of foreigners. Some estimates say there could be 500,000 a year.
Germany have announced
schemes to attract skilled
5 times more chance of un-employment
7 times more chance of poverty
Drawn back in schooling and higher education