The Future of the European Union

The Future of the European Union


European Union (EU) consist of
28 nations and they are Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Bulgaria, Republic
of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Czech Republic, Finland, France,
Greece, Hungary, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
Luxembourg, Malta, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania,
Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden,
Spain, and the UK. EU was formed after World War II and the
last nation added was Croatia in 2013. This union drives on a single market
policy, allowing free movement of goods, capital, services, and
people between fellow states. Future enlargement Candidate Countries: 5 candidate
countries may join the EU and they are Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia,
Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey. Negotiation is going on
with these countries. EU legislation and standards
are of 35 chapters and each candidate country is getting
discussed with each chapter. One of the important principles
is to implement and transpose the EU legislation policies
from the time of the agreement. 1. Turkey was declared as a
candidate country in December 1999 but negotiation talk
started in October 2005. Discussion is going on
certain important areas like water, waste, and
natural protection. 2. The Republic of North Macedonia was
declared as a candidate in December 2005, but further progress is hampered
due to name dispute with Greece. 3. Montenegro applied in
December 2008, but the status of being a candidate was
given in December 2010. 4. Albania applied in April 2009 and
received candidate status in June 2014. 5. Serbia applied in December 2009 and
received candidate status in March 2012. Potential Candidates: There are few countries
that are a prospect to join the EU but yet not received candidate status and
they are Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo. BiH (Bosnia & Herzegovina) applied
to join the EU in February 2016. The opinion of the council
commission is under preparation. The Stabilization and
Association Agreement between the EU and Kosovo is
initiated in July 2014. Some states of the EU don’t
recognize Kosovo as an independent state and thus the review
is under consideration. European Unions primary
purpose is to maintain peace among its members through
economic partnership. But in 2016, Britain has
voted to leave the EU, but the negotiation is
still under observation. As per article 50, of the
treaty on European Union, any member may decide to leave
or withdraw from the union. The planned date is 31st October
2019 and if Brexit (British exit) happens, then the UK will
be the first member to leave. Euroscepticism is a criticism of
the EU and European integration and it will not be successful if the
one-size-fits-all approach is made. EU should give more
flexible and discriminated policy as a solution
to the criticism. Flexible goal will help the public
to stick to the European project. EU has faced many challenged
in past apart from Brexit like the sovereign
debt crisis that happened in Greece and
a clash with the Italian leaders about the
country’s spending plans. After so many things, people have
high hope that the European Union will survive by making some
political and economic adjustments.

4 comments on “The Future of the European Union

  1. What future? EU should collapse and go to history..EU it's dictatorship, birocrats,and over paid individuals. I detest EU. Hopefully soon will die and dismantled.

  2. This idiotic EU is not wanted by about 47% of ordinary people.Few want to go down the road to a US of Europe country.But the supposed leaders won't listen.They have a dream.It is our nightmare.

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