Essay on Advantages and Disadvantages of Eu Membership

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21st Century is a period of time when the globalization process has reached its apogee. All over the world exists thousands diverse international political and economic organizations and unions. According to Garret (2000, pp. 941-991) the most important cause of globalization is related to the international market integration. The major impact on this process has had the appearance of the European Union by Maastricht Treaty in 1993. Peace, prosperity, stability, economic and social progress towards nations and individuals were the main objectives of the EU creation (BBC, 2002; Europa, n.d a). After twenty years of cooperation different disputes about the benefits and disadvantages of the EU membership for a nation came up.
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In present days the European Union is powerful economic body and plays not the last role at the world political scene. Moreover, EU as a strong international organization is taking the active action to fight and overcome global problems that an individual county would not be able to deal with. As it seen, history, purposes and objectives of the European Union gives bright impression about the function and future of the alliance. Nevertheless, in order to disclose the topic and evaluate I will state and examine both pluses and minuses carefully.


According to Europa (n.d b) the EU was set up with the purpose of ending destructing and bloody wars between neighbors which has culminated in two world wars. Grabtee (2007) assumes that European history could be truly called a military history of war and territory dividing, because of centuries-long series of wars between all countries. He stated that multilateralism which had started to develop after the beginning of function of Coal and Steel Committee has brought the never seen peace in Europe. The new political path lead to the total absence of war for all Member states and is attracting all European countries to join the Union till nowadays. I believe that it is one of the major advantages to a nation to align the EU, because it has power to settle all civil and international disputes in a peaceful way.
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