Katrina, Andrew, and Karl
What is it?
How the EU started
The EU is based on democratic decision making and treaties. All countries must agree for changes to be made. The EU provides a single market allowing most goods, businesses, money, services, and people to move freely.
Goals and Purpose
The treaty of Maastricht stated goals they were hoping to accomplish with the creation of the European Union. These goals are:1) To strengthen the democratic governing of participating nations.
2) To improve the efficiency of the nations.
3) To establish an economic and financial unification.
4) To develop the "Community social dimension."
5) To establish a security policy for involved nations.
Accomplishments and Changes
Expanding knowledge around the world
The EU has encouraged countries in Asia and Latin America and other regions of the world to make closer relationships with one another, exactly how the countries of Europe have. Europe’s experience of regional integration has brought many good things to them, and the EU agrees that integration in other regions of the world will put its trading partners in a much better position to benefit from globalization.