Next May, the Council of Europe’s Group of Eminent Persons, chaired by Joschka Fischer, will produce its report on ”Living together in 21st century Europe.”
In his contribution to the general debate, the Guardian newspaper’s United States correspondent Gary Younge gives his views on issues of identity, terrorism, ethnicity, nationality, migration and diversity in Europe.
In a wide-ranging interview, Younge, author of ‘Who are We – and Should it Matter in the 21st Century?’ tackles the fundamentalism of religion, nation, language, gender and ethnicity and “any identity that people believe is their destination.”
Younge urges the Council of Europe’s Group of Eminent Persons to focus on economic inequality. “That will shape whether we can live better together or not,” he says.