The European Union What is it? Why does it interest us? Where is the EU? And Where is Europe?? Europe may have to define itself by what “it is not.” Is This the border of “Europe?” Who Knows? How far East Does it go? Are Russians “Europeans”? Are Ukrainians? Are the Turks???
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What is it?
Why does it interest us?
Europe may have to define itself by what “it is not.”
Is This the border of “Europe?” Who Knows?
How far East Does it go?
Are Russians “Europeans”?
Are the Turks???
These are the present members of the EU. Notice that Norway, Iceland and Switzerland are not members. Bulgaria and Romania joined 1/1/07.
The W. Balkans are too unsettled
The Core 6
Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia.
A Civil Service (The "Commission')
This is where the
Power Is, which is why people see
more like this
A European Court
An Elected Parliament
A Common Currency
British we are. British we stay. Now, clear off.
Which way did you come in?"
Or this? The Faceless,
But, trade remains
a relatively small part
of the US GDP
The EU represents, potentially, the only counterbalance to the USA economically and politically. The September 2002 Defense Policy Statement from the US said that it would never allow any country—or group of countries—to rival the military strength of the USA. Right now, the EU does not form any sort of rival in military power to the USA.
Why is this?