The European Union

The European union

The European Union – is a Europe’s countries association, which is reaching wider and deeper economical and political integration. Today this union is the largest international organization in the world which unificates 15 member countries and 400 million people.
Everything started in 1950, the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman proposed integrating the coal and steel industries of Western Europe. As a result, in 1951, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was set up, with six members: Belgium, West Germany, Luxembourg, France, Italy and thhe Netherlands. The ECSC was such a success that, within a few years, these same six countries decided to go further and integrate other sectors of their economies. In 1957 they signed the Treaties of Rome, creating the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and the European Economic Community (EEC). The Treaty of Maastricht introduced new forms of co-operation between the member state governments – for example on defence. The Maastricht Treaty created the European Union (EU). And what about Lithuania membership in thhe EU?
Firstly I want to give few disadvantages of entering the EU. This membership depends on better life: more cleaner water, high quality goods, safer and improved workplaces. On the other hand everything costs, and all inputs are stocked for fi

inal user, on us. Joining the EU will be much more harmful for small industry and agriculture companies. Especially those firms which won’t be able to put in and reform for the EU standards. What is more, imposts will be increasing for materials and products from Eastern countries. On the other hand, taking part in this organization is a good and advisable thing.
To begin with the EU is the most important united market in the world including about 400 millions of residents. Joining this association secure us trading without inner boards. If there will be no boards, people would have unlimited freedom to live, establish one’s own business and work in any state belonging to the EU. As well this does noot mean that the volume of migration would rise. It is possible that emigration would even become lower because of bigger employment possibilities and economical growth in Lithuania. The integration into the EU and into its Common foreign and safety policy, would greatly increase Lithuania’s foreign policy potential and would help to balance the influence of neighboring countries in the region. Furthermore, the membership also strengthens the inner safety, for the growth of economy reduces social contradictions of the society, in
ncreases social stability, which strengthens democracy and state’s inner safety. Rapid economy growth would allow spending more on not only social needs, but also on country’s safety system, which would increase Lithuania’s opportunities to join NATO.
All things considered integration into the EU have brought both positive and negative results, which are often closely coherent. Moreover, joining the European Union is a long process not confining itself only into signing of the agreement. Therefore it is necessary to talk about the results not only of the integration into the EU, but also of the preparation to the membership.

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