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Returning to the European Union’s roots: the European project’s colonial dimension 

14 June 2023 European Union

4 min

In school textbooks, university courses on European integration, as well as in political and institutional discourses, the creation of the European political project is consistently , and exclusively, presented as a peace process. This predominant narrative is globally widespread and no serious dissenting voices seem to have emerged, so far, to challenge it. This article offers a retrospective analysis on the genesis of the European community and its colonial power project.

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