Western European Union

Introduction to Western European Union Western European Union (WEU), association of European countries focused on defense and security issues. The WEU grew out of the Brussels Treaty, a cooperative agreement made in 1948 between the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and […]

European Monetary Unión

European Monetary Unión Definition of European Monetary Unión In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of European Monetary Unión : (European Monetary Union, EMU) The establishment of a common currency for member states of the European Union. […]

European Union

Introduction to European Union European Union (EU), organization of European countries dedicated to increasing economic integration and strengthening cooperation among its members. The European Union headquarters is located in Brussels, Belgium. As of 2007 there were 27 countries in the EU. […]

Enlargement of the European Union

In the 1950s, the EU began with just six member states. It now has 27. Growth in EU membership is known as ‘enlargement’, and it has happened several times. Date and New Members: 1950           Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands 1973           Denmark, […]

European Union Policies

Important Features and Policies of the European Union Introduction to European Union Policies A major goal of the EU has been to establish a single market in which the economies of all the EU member states are unified. The EU has sought to meet this objective in three ways: by defining a […]

European Union Future

The Future of the European Union Introduction to European Union Future The EU has come a long way since 1951. Its membership has grown to include most of Western Europe and it is poised to absorb much of Eastern Europe as well. It has developed a common body of law, common policies and […]

European Union Institutions

Content about European Union Institutions from the publication The ABC of European Union law (2010, European Union) by Klaus-Dieter Borchardt. 1. The Union shall have an institutional framework which shall aim to promote its values, advance its objectives, serve its interests, those of its […]

European Union Powers

Powers of the European UnionContent about European Union Powers from the publication The ABC of European Union law (2010, European Union) by Klaus-Dieter Borchardt. The Treaties establishing the EU do not confer on the Union institutions any general power to take all measures necessary to […]

European Union Tasks

Tasks of the European UnionContent about European Union Tasks from the publication The ABC of European Union law (2010, European Union) by Klaus-Dieter Borchardt. The list of tasks entrusted to the EU strongly resembles the constitutional order of a state. These are not the narrowly […]