Europe is in decline while the European project is grinding to a halt. Population is in decline across large areas of the EU which in turn will reduce the economic weight of Europe in the world and for a bloc that relies upon its economy for its say this will mean a decline into irrelivence in globa
The PIGS (Portugal, Ireland/Italy, Greece and Spain) are increasingly gaining more attention as their deficits and debts become bigger and their economies freeze up. Greece is at the centre of the current crisis and may turn out to be the first domino to go. Plans have been submitted for slashing th
The EU was founded as a free trade organisation, and free trade is still its guiding principle. How much should this principle affect its dealings with the developing world? Is free trade the best process for development, or are there better processes to help poor countries?
The European Commission is the executive branch of the EU, and operates as the cabinet of the EU. Each member state appoints one commissioner, so there are 27 in total. As with many other branches of government, the commission is male dominated. Is this a problem? And is forcing gender balancing th
The European community was founded as a free trade block to encourage business and trading between its members. But nowadays the EU has gained the power to pass laws, affect the domestic policy of its member states and uphold human rights law. Does the EU have too much power? And has it abandoned it
I believe yes we should,as it may have brought some good,but it has sold the country into slavery and all the power is but lost to other countries.Soon Ireland will not be Irish anymore as will the UK be not British anymore.
Since the end of 2009 when fears about Greece’s economy mounted and its debt was downgraded, the European Union (E.U.) has faced a big challenge: deciding whether or not it should bail out member countries. Three countries Ireland, Portugal, and Greece, have so far received or are in the process
The European Council in 2008 estimated that the EU has 3 million illegal immigrants. Migration affects all nations one way or another as people increasingly move around the world escaping war or environmental catastrophes or as with the majority of migrants simply to find jobs and a better standard