I’m from Belgium and honestly there is no such thing as a shared european identity. There’s only the benefit of the euro and open borders when travelling. Everything else is so far away from the common man that they don’t understand why it’s necessary at all.
And when it comes to jobs, men and woman from poorer eu-countries come work here for smaller wages or multinationals move their factories to these countries entirely resulting in jobloss for the people born and raised here. I’m not blaming anyone, it’s just how money works.