The European Union Of The United States And The Soviet Union

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Twenty eight countries form the European Union (7.3% of the world 's population). It has 24 official languages, a flag, an anthem, a day, a currency - the Euro, a common market, institutions, and diversity. The population of the EU was approximately 507 million in 2014. The Treaty of Lisbon made it possible for a country to leave the union. The Nobel Peace Prize was unanimously awarded to the EU last year. After the catastrophe of two world wars, anti German feeling was running high especially in France. An accommodation between Germany and France would be the best start to maintaining peace. Bringing these two and perhaps the other European countries into a federation would speed recovery from the devastation of WW2. The Europeans were…show more content…
By pooling their steel and coal production it meant individual countries could no longer mobilise for war without the others knowing. Those countries were France, West Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. This plan would merge their economic interests and raise their standards of living in order to secure lasting peace. The European Union is based on the rule of law. The treaties are an agreement between EU countries and it sets objectives for the EU. To serve European communities, the purpose the European institutions which have been changed over the years and is always based on intergovernmental principles. Parliamentary Assembly; the voice of the citizens have the power of co-decision, the Courts of justice; the duty to ensure that the Community law is observed, the Council; comprises representatives of the member states, still has the most powerful role in legislative process by the procedure of majority voting, and the commission has major responsibilities for the implementation of Community law . EU countries sign the Treaty of Lisbon establishing a European Constitution. The ‘Six’ then decided, with the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957to set up a EURATOM and the EEC. The latter would involve building a wider common market covering a whole range of goods and services. Customs duties between the six countries were abolished and
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