The current EU crisis concerns the very political significance of its institutions, which its own citizens perceive as extraneous and imperfect. The paper is a reflection proposal on this issue, drawing inspiration from Bruno Leoni’s, Mario Albertini’s and Francesco Rossolillo’s social and political researches. By adopting a European interpretative approach, gradual and diachronic, the EU crisis is attributed to the vanishing of a federal political project and to the interruption in the development process of a supranational political community. In conclusion it is suggested that a "revolution" of our political culture should take place, one that by denationalizing the notions of citizenship and people might read a potential for development into the imperfection of the European ones, thus displaying their most substantial feature: an inclusive transience. European citizenship and people would acquire a new meaning: they would become the first historical example of a new pre-cosmopolitan status and an ever-expanding pluralistic identity.