European Union and Supra-Nationalism Supra-nationalism refers to the creation of ‘superstates' which involves the economic and social unification of more than one country (Beyers 3). This is quite evident in Europe today because of the global economic forces that are forcing countries to come together and establish a common bargaining ground. The European Union a supra-national organization located in Brussels has made this supra-nationalism to be achieved in the contemporary society of Europe hence providing a common economic market. European Union (EU) is a multinational organization whose main objective is to address the economic and political challenges of the 27 member countries whose location are within the periphery situation where the countries under an economic integration. Peace and security are other emerging issues that many states are reaping just because of supra-nationalism. Above all supra-nationalism has provided a favorable ground for conducting trade freely amongst the countries without restrictions. Reference Beyers Jan. How Supranational is Supranationalism? National and European Socializationa of Negotiators in the Council of Ministers. Belgium: Leuven 2000. Print Tim Oliver. Europe without Britain Assessing the Impact on the European Union of a British Withdrawal. Germany: German Institute for International and Security Affairs 2013. Print Tocci Nathalie. Turkey and the European Union: A Journey in the Unknown. Turkey: turkey project policy paper 2004. Print [...]
For the second part of the paper, discuss suprationalism in Europe today. Supranationalism refers to the creation of 'super states', that is economic and social unification of more than one country. The European Union is an organization that seeks to unify much of Europe through economic, social and political policies. (Review the history of European Supranationalism in the Supranationalism animation listed in the Learning Activities.) Other parts of Europe have experience devolution; Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. In this discussion forum, please address these two concepts. What is the European Union? Who are the member states? What European countries have chosen to NOT join the EU? Are the former Soviet Republics interested in joining the EU? How does this organization make the European region stronger in the world? What are some of the EU's policies? Where is the 'capital' city for the EU? One of the most important features of European unity is the use of the Euro as common currency. What countries have adopted the Euro as their currency? Are there problems associated with the use of the Euro (think about the European economic crisis in 2011). Has Turkey been admitted into the EU? What are some of the current issues related to supranationalism?