Ali Ozymy, Sarah Cenicerous, Whitney Walker
The European Union
Flag of the European Union
Map of the 27 Member Countries
How it Works
Creation of the European Union
European Union Progress
Increase in Secondary Education
Over the last few years (as seen in the benchmark) there has been an increase of young people pursuing their education in Europe.
Increase in GDP
Over the last several years, European countries have seen a major increase in GDP, indicating a more stable economy.
Decrease in Crime
Since the formation of the European Union, there has been an overall decrease in the number of crimes committed.
Comparing NAFTA, Mercosur, and the European Union
The EU is a transitional government, so the polices are forced on its members, whereas NAFTA in just an agreement, and only involves one policy (of free-trade). The EU has one currency, while NAFTA does not force its members to use only one currency. Borders have become almost nonexistent in the the EU, and immigration and emigration are allowed. NAFTA does not regulate border control. Basically, the EU acts as more of a government, and has more control over its members, while NAFTA is simple a free-trade agreement.
Though these 3 groups have differences, they are also alike in many ways. The overall objective of all of these groups is to allow for easy movement of goods and services, by eliminating trade barriers and tariffs. By unifying different countries in a similar area, each of these groups has tremendously benefited their member countries. Each of these groups, NAFTA, Mercosur, and the EU, have created a more stable economy, and even unified some political beliefs of their member countries.