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The Countries That Want Nothing to do With the European Union and Why?

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Being in the European Union is supposed to be a desirable thing for European countries and the idea is that the many are greater than the few – that by ‘teaming up’ the EU can take on the other global super powers and look after its own. Being in the EU affords a country trade benefits, increases tourism and ensures that member countries have the support of their neighbours should they ever need a bail out or other financial aid – so what’s not to like? Norway Well actually a fair bit if many countries are to be believe. There are more than a couple of countries you see that don’t want to be in the EU, despite being in Europe and having that option should they want it. So what’s going on? Here we will look at which countries are shunning the EU and just what it is that they don’t like… Norway isn’t in the EU though it works very closely with the union and is a member of the ‘European Economic Area’ and ‘European Free Trade Association’. So why isn’t Norway more interested in membership? Well certain political parties in Norway seem to think that the EU […]

This post was written by admin on August 2015

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The Best Technology to Take With You to Europe

The Best Technology to Take With You to Europe

If you’re going to Europe for an adventure, and if you’re someone who likes to travel more than you like to holiday, then you need to ensure that you pack the right gadgets and the right supplies with you to make the most of the trip and to make sure that you don’t find yourself in trouble. Travelling without creature comforts, staying in hostels and making it all up as you go along is a lot of fun – and particularly in Europe – but it’s also inherently risky and there’s a lot that can potentially go wrong. By keeping us connected, and by giving us more resources, our technology can enhance our capabilities and help us to stay safer. Here we will look at some of the ways that your technology can be useful when you travel to Europe, and at some of the very best gadgets to take with you. Kindle When visiting Europe, a Kindle is an absolutely fantastic device that can make life easier in a whole range of ways. First of all, Kindles are great devices if you do just want a beach holiday. This is because they are so light, yet still manage to […]

This post was written by admin on February 2014

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Should You Rent a Car or Go By Train When Traveling Through Europe?

Should You Rent a Car or Go By Train When Travelling Through Europe?

One of the big benefits of Europe if you’re a traveler is the simple fact that there are so many different countries, cultures and sceneries all situated so close to one another (and that the EU makes it so easy to travel between them). This then means it’s possible to visit multiple countries in the continent in a single go rather than having to confine yourself to just one. Book a train or rent a car, plot your course through the countries you’re most interested in and set off on your way for an amazing adventure.                 Therein though lies the question – do you go by train or do you rent a car? Each option has a lot of advantages and disadvantages and will appeal to different kinds of traveller. Here we will look at both to help you make up your mind. Why You Should Go By Car                 Road trip!! Going on any travelling holiday in a car has an instant appeal because it gives you privacy and freedom meaning that you can do whatever you like without being restricted or having to consider the feelings of others. On the train you’ll have to sit quietly looking […]

This post was written by admin on February 2014

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Russia and the European Union

Russia and the European Union

Russia has a long history of strained relations with the West. Of course we all know about the cold war which nearly brought the planet to the brink of nuclear war, and both before and since they have made many other controversial moves which haven’t always won them friends in the rest of the world. The relationship between Russia and the EU however is one that has always been complicated and which involves a number of complicated factors. For one, Russia is partly in Europe meaning that in theory it could probably join the EU if it wanted to (and if the EU let it). This leads us to question why it hasn’t, and whether it will do any time soon. How might the EU change if Russia were a part of the huge supranational organization? And furthermore, it’s also interesting to consider Russia’s status as a neighbour of the EU. With Russia and the EU sharing a boarder, it’s no great stretch of the imagination to think that they may sometimes have disagreements. Here then we will explore the complex relationship between Russia and the EU, both historically and as it stands. We’ll also look at what the future […]

This post was written by admin on January 2014

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The Countries That Want Nothing to do With the European Union and Why

The Countries That Want Nothing to do With the European Union and Why

Being in the European Union is supposed to be a desirable thing for European countries and the idea is that the many are greater than the few – that by ‘teaming up’ the EU can take on the other global super powers and look after its own. Being in the EU affords a country trade benefits, increases tourism and ensures that member countries have the support of their neighbours should they ever need a bail out or other financial aid – so what’s not to like?                 Well actually a fair bit if many countries are to be believe. There are more than a couple of countries you see that don’t want to be in the EU, despite being in Europe and having that option should they want it. So what’s going on? Here we will look at which countries are shunning the EU and just what it is that they don’t like… Norway                 Norway isn’t in the EU though it works very closely with the union and is a member of the ‘European Economic Area’ and ‘European Free Trade Association’. So why isn’t Norway more interested in membership? Well certain political parties in Norway seem to think that […]

This post was written by admin on January 2014

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