Europeans Treasure Their Union And Are Not Looking Back
The President of the United States has repeatedly said that the European Union (EU) was set up to treat the U.S. badly. Many, including all the U.S. administrations going back to the 1950s, disagree. Historians and pundits stress that the U.S. actually has manifestly been an unrelenting supporter of the EU. So, what is the EU all about? Why do Europeans rally so much behind it? Here is a primer.
The EU, possibly the most innovative, mold-breaking and disruptive idea in the history of international relations, puts Europeans on a different path from any other group of people on the face of the planet. A group of 27 sovereign countries is doing something pretty much unheard of: sharing their sovereignty. Nobody is forcing them to do it. In fact, any member can just call it quits and walk away whenever it wants without even needing any reason whatsoever.