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European Identity as a "Projection"

The article offers an interpretation of European identity through the prism of the existentialist philosophy and some of its key concepts like "throw", "nothing", "freedom" and "choice". On this basis, the construction of the European identity as a projection is analyzed as a process in which European citizens identify with the European idea as a consciously constructed community that does not claim metaphysical grounds for its existence and has no objective guarantee (beyond the will of the citizens) of its continuity.

Key words: European identity, project, free choice, past, future.

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