The Construction of the European Union
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The Construction of the European Union



Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the European Union in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the development of the European Union. In the turmoil that prevailed after the Second World War, there was a strong desire in Europe to work towards peace and economic recovery, and the continent’s political elites believed that the best way to do this was by working together. However, the closer international cooperation that followed gave rise to fears that countries would lose their national sovereignty, as can be seen in the shock Brexit vote of 2016 and the rise of Eurosceptic parties across the continent. An appreciation of how the EU came to exist in its current form is vital for understanding its achievements to date, the criticisms that have been levelled at it and what the future holds.

In just 50 minutes you will:
• Understand the circumstances that led to a desire for closer European cooperation
• Learn about the steps that resulted in the development of the EU in its current form
• Find out how the EU actually works and what challenges it is currently facing

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Published 07 February 2018
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EAN13 9782806289759
Language English

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The Construction of the European Union