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What is European Union? is European Union have one law throughout Europe?

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:54 pm
by mina1234
What is European Union? is European Union have one law throughout Europe?

My question is how actually European Union is functioning?

Re: What is European Union? is European Union have one law throughout Europe?

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:24 am
by ramverma
What is European Union?
The European Union (EU) is a unique political and economic partnership that currently consists of 28 member states.1 Built through a series of binding treaties, the Union is the latest stage in a process of integration begun after World War II to promote peace and economic recovery in Europe. Its founders hoped that by creating specified areas in which member states agreed to share sovereignty—initially in coal and steel production, trade, and nuclear energy—it would promote interdependence and make another war in Europe unthinkable. Since the 1950s, this European integration project has expanded to encompass other economic sectors; a customs union; a single market in which capital, goods, services, and people move freely (known as the “four freedoms”); a common trade policy; a common agricultural policy; many aspects of social and environmental policy; and a common currency (the euro) that is used by 19 member states. Since the mid-1990s, EU members have also taken steps toward political integration, with decisions to develop a Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and efforts to promote cooperation in the area of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA).

Twenty-two EU members participate in the Schengen area of free movement, which allows individuals to travel without passport checks among most
European countries.

By
Kristin Archick
Specialist in European Affairs

Re: What is European Union? is European Union have one law throughout Europe?

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:25 am
by ramverma
How Does the EU Work?
EU member states work together through common institutions (see next question) to set policy and promote their collective interests. However, decisionmaking processes and the role of the EU institutions vary depending on the subject under consideration.


By
Kristin Archick
Specialist in European Affairs