The Success of the European Union – Part 2

The Success of the European Union – Part 2

Part two into our exploration into the successes of the European Union looks at how it won a Nobel Peace Prize, also how it banished the death penalty and how a million-ton butter mountain suddenly appeared. In the previous blog of the successes of the European Union we looked at how the Union gave freedom to half a billion people and how it created one of the world’s biggest markets. The Nobel Peace Prize In 2012 the EU was honored by the...

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The Success of the European Union

The Success of the European Union

The European Union has always thrown up split opinions by people who like the idea and those that do not. The anti-EU lobby cite an abundance of red tape and a great deal of wasted money on bureaucracy and such like, but there is a considerable amount of people who applaud what the European Union stands for and what is has achieved. In this blog we focus on some of the successes that the EU has achieved since it was founded by the Treaty of...

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Who Lives Where in the European Union

Who Lives Where in the European Union

The EU is unique in many ways, and each European Union member state is unique in their own way too. There are many ways countries of the EU differ from one another, for instance population growth and GDP are two areas that are vastly different. In domestic policy each country can be radically different, such as their approach to education and policing, although there is an overall strategy from the EU, member countries still have their own...

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Crime in the European Union

Crime in the European Union

Crime in the EU has been evolving as different criminal elements from different states have the ability to move more freely from one EU state to another. The criminal landscape of Europe as we once knew it is changing massively. There has been seen a decline of traditional criminal groups and an expansion of virtual criminal underground movements. These can be, single criminal entrepreneurs coming together for particular criminal projects. This...

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The EU and its Borders

The EU and its Borders

Europe has always been a diverse collection of different cultures, languages, peoples, ideals, religions, laws etc. There is no common thread to the countries that are included as part of the EU apart from they happen to be on the same continent. In fact, some people of Europe have more in common with other continents such as Asia, North America and North Africa, so when the European Union was first thought of there were many skeptics that this...

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