Cultural diversity is vital for building European identity, says PACE

PACE has called for a radical change in political discourse and action so that new ways can be found to celebrate cultural diversity as a positive factor for innovation and development.

Approving a report by Carlos Costa Neves (Portugal, EPP/DC), the Assembly said it was alarmed by the rise of anti-democratic and xenophobic political parties in Europe and wanted to highlight the positive role of different cultures in the building of national identities and of a European identity.