Anti-Europeanism and Europhobia are political terms used in a variety of contexts, implying sentiment or policies in opposition to “ Europe „.

In the context of racial or ethno-nationalist politics, this may refer to the culture or peoples of Europe (see anti-white sentiment in the United States ); In the shorthand of „Europe“ standing for the European Union or European integration , it can refer to Euroscepticism , criticism of policies of European governments or the European Union. [1] In the context of United States foreign policy, it can refer to the geopolitical divide between “ transatlantic „, „transpacific“ and „hemispheric“ (pan-American) relations. The nominal antonyms would be pro-Europeanism or Europhilia.

„Europhobia“ is used of British attitudes toward the Continent , either in the context of anti-German sentiment or anti-Catholicism , [2] or, more recently, of Euroscepticism in the United Kingdom .

American exceptionalism in the United States [3] HAS long led to criticism of European domestic policy (Such As the size of the welfare state in European countries) [4] and foreign policy (Such As European countries That did not Support the US led 2003 invasion of Iraq ). [5] The ideological split between reverence for European refinery and classics and an emerging anti-French and anti-European sentiment played by John Adams , Alexander Hamilton and their fellow Federalists, and Thomas Jefferson and other Democratic-Republicans urging closer ties .quote needed ]

See also

  • Anti-Americanism
  • Anti-European feeling (disambiguation)
  • Europeanism
  • Eurocentrism
  • Eurotrash (term)
  • Pan-European identity
  • Stereotypes of Americans


  1. Jump up^ „Europhobia definition and meaning“ . Collins English Dictionary . Retrieved 2017-02-21 .
  2. Jump up^ R. Miles in: April Horner (ed.),European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760-1960(2002),[1]Thérèse Remus,Germanophobia, Europhobia, Xenophobia – About Stereotypes in Anglo-German Relations(2012)
  3. Jump up^ Anti-Europeanism and Euroscepticism in the United States, Patrick Chamorel No 25, EUI-RSCAS Working Papers from the European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) 2004
  4. Jump up^ Elsner (2005), McPherson (2003)
  5. Jump up^ Lexington (2007), Ash (2003) Pipes (2006).