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The European Union, popularly known as the E.U, is the political and economic juncture of 27 nations. Alphabetically the list includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Romania and Bulgaria are the most recent European Union additions.

The pioneer to the E.U was based after the Second World War. This was a modest effort to unite European counties. The first nations to unite together were France, Italy, Luxemburg, Belgium, Germany, and Luxemburg. These countries are known as the founding members of the European Union. Gradually more and more European nations joined the European Union.

The European Union came into effect after the Treaty of Maassticht. The European Union aims at strengthening the democratic governing of the partaking nations. This shall improve their good organization and working. The European Union was intended to set up economic and financial alliance. This step was made to secure these countries and represent them as a union in front of the world. These countries have to follow some basic laws. The European Union countries should have democratic rule and human right protection. All the European Union counties are supposed to follow certain objectives on the subject of monitory issues.

The body that represents the people of European Union is called the European Parliament. The European Commission manages people’s interests like finance etc. The chief decision making body is the Council of the European Union. It has all the legislative powers.  All these bodies are based on democracy and equal rights.  The Commission elects a Commissioner of each member state to control the state affairs. There are other sub bodies like banks, courts and committees to help the smooth functioning of the European Union. The court of justice is the fundamental legislative body of the European Union. The court of Auditors monitors the European Union financial plan and expenditure.

The European Union is chiefly looking for growth and harmony between its member states. For this purpose the European Union arranges for several meetings, agendas and treaties from time to time.  The European Union has establishes a common market in Europe. The European Union imposed a common currency called the “Euro” in all its member nations. This has made its special place in world’s market. Europe emerged as a powerful region in front of the world.

8 Comments so far

  1. Gabriel   August 10, 2009 3:54 pm

    Too bad some european union countries don’t follow the rules. I think EU should be more severe.

    But the european economy got better since the EU foundation.

  2. Larry   August 13, 2009 3:27 pm

    The european union has its purpose. And a lot of people know it, I don’t have to get into details. Because of that, europe countries, when becoming THE european union countries benefit of different things.

  3. corsten   August 21, 2009 11:14 pm

    it would be good if more europe countries would join the european union. the european economy will be favored and tourism will also expand.

    moreover, in my opinion, the european union countries are more prospere than the rest of europe countries not in the union.

  4. veronica   August 24, 2009 5:44 am

    The european union countries unite to form a better european economy. And the european economy is in conjunction with other great economies (usa, asia etc). It’s not a bad thing

  5. Harley   August 27, 2009 3:34 am

    Europe countries ally to form a strong european economy. And while the economy trend is upward, imho, any country that joins the union takes advantage. You can’t lose doing that.

  6. stu   December 21, 2009 1:42 am

    My father, who fought in the secon world war, beleived that if nothing else the EU had stopped a lot of the wars and fighting.

  7. Binay Tamang   December 30, 2010 3:13 am

    i had heard that syberia is also the nation under EU but i didn’t saw about it on your i m in confusion,it is or not so i would be thankful if you clearfy it.

  8. Tammi   January 1, 2011 11:41 am

    I really do not know alot about the EU. So I do appreciate all the info. If it is correct in what Stu said about stopping the wars and fighting, I would assume that it was a good thing. So it would seem to be a good thing to join.

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