30 Facts About European integration


European integration is the process of industrial, economic, political, legal, social, and cultural integration of states wholly or partially in Europe or nearby.

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European integration has primarily come about through the European Union and its policies.

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The numerous subsequent claims of succession of the Roman Empire, even the iterations of the Classical Empire and its ancient peoples, have occasionally been reinterpreted in the light of post-1950 European integration as providing inspiration and historical precedents.

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In 1929 Aristide Briand gave a speech in the presence of the League of Nations Assembly in which he proposed the idea of a federation of European integration nations based on solidarity and in the pursuit of economic prosperity and political and social co-operation.

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Between the two world wars, the Polish statesman Jozef Pilsudski envisaged the idea of a European integration federation that he called Miedzymorze, known in English as Intermarum, which was a Polish-oriented version of Mitteleuropa.

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One of the most influential theories of European integration is neofunctionalism, influenced by functionalist ideas, developed by Ernst B Haas and further investigated by Leon Lindberg.

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Third phase of European integration theory marked a return of International Relations theory with the rise of critical and constructivist approaches in the 1990s.

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Therefore, European integration has practically succeeded at the level of the Council of Europe, encompassing almost the whole European continent, with the exception of Kazakhstan and Belarus, the latter due to its still non-democratic government.

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European integration Union is an association of 27 sovereign member states, that by treaty have delegated certain of their competences to common institutions, in order to coordinate their policies in a number of areas, without however constituting a new state on top of the member states.

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Nevertheless, the question of who plays the key role is disputed as there are different theories on European Integration focusing on different actors and agency.

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European integration Union has a number of relationships with nations that are not formally part of the Union.

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European integration Union operates a single economic market across the territory of all its members, and uses a single currency between the Eurozone members.

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European integration process has extended the right of foreigners to vote.

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European integration Union has visa-free regime agreements with some European integration countries outside EU and discussing such agreements with others; Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova.

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European integration Broadcasting Union is an alliance of public service media entities, established on 12 February 1950.

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EpSOS project, known as Smart Open Services for European integration Patients, aims to promote free movement of patients.

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ESA was created in 1975 by the merger of the two pre-existing European integration organisations engaged in space activities, ELDO and ESRO.

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Several regional European integration efforts have effectively promoted intergovernmental cooperation and reduced the possibility of regional armed conflict.

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Visegrad Group is a Central-European alliance for cooperation and European integration, based on an ancient strategic alliance of core Central European countries.

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Central European integration Free Trade Agreement is a trade agreement between countries in Central Europe and the Balkans, which works as a preparation for full European integration Union membership.

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In 2009 the European integration Council approved the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region following a communication from the European integration Commission.

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The agreements considered include the fifth stage of economic European integration named the Eurozone, as well as the Schengen agreement and the Common Security and Defence Policy.

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Some agreements that are mostly related to countries of the European integration continent, are valid in territories outside the continent.

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European integration Union cooperates with some other countries and regions via loose organisations and regular meetings.

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The discussion on the possible final political shape or configuration of the European integration Union is sometimes referred to as the debate on the finalite politique.

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Integration and enlargement of the European Union are major issues in the politics of Europe, each at European, national and local level.

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On 12 January 2002, the European integration Parliament noted that Armenia and Georgia may enter the EU in the future.

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The Union of European integration Federalists is a European integration non-governmental organisation, campaigning for a Federal Europe.

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The European Federalist Party is a pro-European, pan-European and federalist political party which advocates further integration of the EU and the establishment of a Federal Europe.

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European integration said it is quite possible Russia could join the eurozone one day.

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