The European Union faces a number of problems that are inherent in the forming of a union out of disparate member states. One such problem is the integration of the various states without causing a loss in the individual vigor of each member state that is involved. There is also the problem of creating an effective European government whilst avoiding over centralization and the progression to a Federation of European states, in a sense, the progression to the Untied States of Europe. The notion of this sort of union is one that sits on the edge of any discussions of the European Union and its further integration. The temptation to move in this direction however needs to be rejected, for the creation of a New Europe in this image would be to destroy the unique contributions that each member state brings on its own. For the purpose of this paper I will be focusing primarily on the Draft treaty of the European Union which was adopted by the European parliament on the 14th of Feb!.
ruary 1984, and reflects the continuing preoccupation with the problem of a community that is too weak in relation to its member states; whereas once a union is established with competent abilities and powers and majority voting, the problem will then become a union the is too strong in relation to its states.
The European Union (EU) is a union of fifteen independent states based on the European Communities and founded to enhance political, economic and social co-operation. Formerly known as European Community (EC) or European Economic Community (EEC). The Member states are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain. The European Union is the result of a process of cooperation and integration, which began in 1951 between six countries Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.