Why The European Union Became An Organization Essay

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The title of this essay is stimulating us to question and explore how and why the European Union became an organisation with such power and the reasons as to why European Union Law holds more weight than national laws. In order to do this one must establish what the European Union is. The European Union was created by the Maastricht Treaty on November 1st 1993. It is a political and economic union between European countries which makes its own policies concerning the members’ economies, societies, laws and to some extent security. The European Union was not created Instantaneously by the Maastricht Treaty but developed and expanded over a long period of time starting at the ending of the second world war in 1945. The EU can trace its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC), formed in 1951 and 1958 respectively by the Inner Six countries of Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The initial union of European countries was created as a way to create unity between Germany and France, this unity then later laid the foundations for the development of the European union.

The doctrine of European supremacy is a principle which states that if there is a conflict between the national law of and European Union member state and the European Law, then the EU law will prevail and these laws must be disregarded by the national courts. EU supremacy allow the European Union to make decisions on…

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