The European Union

878 WordsApr 13, 20164 Pages
Introduction Human dignity, democracy, freedom, equality, rule of law and respect for human rights, these are the core values that comprise the organization: the European Union. From economics to politics, the organization has grown to include most of the European countries. Their policies emphasize the rule of law; meaning every action executed within the organization is founded on treaties, along with the agreement of the participating countries. Its focus continues to promote human rights, as well as making their institution more transparent and democratic. The European Union is constantly growing and refining itself into a world-renowned organization. History The success of the current European Union can be accredit to the diverse group of visionaries that founded the group. These visionaries include Konrad Adenauer, Joseph Bech, Jonah Beyen, Winston Churchill, Alcide De Gasperi, Walter Hallstein, Sicco Mansholt, Jean Monnet, Robert Schuman, Paul-Henri Spaak, and Altiero Spinelli (“The History”). Despite their various backgrounds, these founding fathers had one goal: to make Europe prosperous. The union began as a European Coal and Steel Company (ECSC), which was established by the Treaty of Paris following World War II. This organization consisted of the six founding countries, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The organization would then rename itself to the European Economic Community (EEC) as a result of the Treaty of Paris as well as

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