This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Citizens Of The Eu Are Still Not Fully Ready To Commit To The Organisation

1208 words - 5 pages


We all have our personal points of view regarding the European Union and we are all open to it in our own specific way. For some a love of European cinema qualifies them as being pro-European, for others it are their many trips to its cities. Although these are good reasons, they are not sufficient in expressing one’s true commitment to this union. And in times like these, it has never been more important to take a stand in this geopolitical debate.

First of all we need to clarify a bit about the history of the European Union, but in order to be complete we would have to go back thousands of years ...view middle of the document...

Bear in mind that, for us Western-minded people these criteria pose no obstacle, but for other (non-Western) countries they can be quite a barrier.

But never mind what criteria a country has to live up to. Never mind the gruelling administrative process of joining. What about the citizens? After all, it is all about them. What could move people who are so vastly different, to unite under one singular entity? Aren’t all people supposed to have their own cultures, their own beliefs, their own laws? Why would they willingly give all that up and be considered as one and the same? Therein lies the true purpose of this essay.

In recent news, Britain was outraged to hear that a Belgian might lead the European Union. But why was this so shocking to them? Isn’t it obvious that he, as part of the union, would be eligible for leadership? Isn’t he too a citizen of the European Union? This recent event has made it increasingly clear that the people might not be as unified as they like to believe. The country might have given up its own right to rule and given it to the supranational organisation, that doesn’t mean that the people have too.

The European Union is not only geographically diverging, but also ethnically and culturally. All citizens have to decide whether they see themselves as for example, Belgian or as a European. A government cannot possibly make this decision for them. It is therefore wise to include the public opinion into the whole entry-process. These twenty-seven nations are filled with individuals who have their own ideas and attitudes. It is unthinkable to expect that they abandon all of this the moment their country becomes part of the EU.

The choice that all people have to make revolves around two notions: equality or diversity. The motto for the European Union might be “United in diversity”, but that doesn’t necessarily make the two concepts reconcilable. For many people it is a choice between global conformity and cultural individuality. Some argue that it is human nature to conform. Others say that simply everyone is an individual because we all stand out in a crowd. And lastly there are those that say that we have our own values and beliefs, but that our behaviour is shaped by circumstance and environment and that this cannot possibly be controlled. We will never know just which side has got it right, but what is more important is that each of them...

Other Essays Like Citizens of the Eu Are Still Not Fully Ready to Commit to the Organisation

Are Young Teens Ready to Raise Children on Their Own

859 words - 4 pages their babies. Among the tough consequences they risk falling victim to include being a single parent. This unquestionably interrupts their education life and destroys their public image as well. The child’s assertion that the mother will not make on her own shows that the teenagers are not ready for family life. The creator of the visual art has successfully manipulated the text. The question posed to the mother by the kid and the posture of the

The Impact of Eu Cohesion Policy in Greece from 2000 to 2006:the Cases of Two Greek Municipalities

3933 words - 16 pages there are many scholars who have investigated the implementation of EU Cohesion Policies in national level or regional level. But, there is a very limited academic research concerning the lowest level of local government (municipalities). Moreover, we decided to observe-compare two municipalities, which are not metropolitan.However,we have to state that Kozani’s and Tripoli’s policies have a great affect not only on the local area but also on the

Constitutional Conventions Are Rules of Political Practice Which Are Regarded as Binding by Those to Whom They Apply, but Which Are Not Laws as They Are Not Enforced by the Courts or by the House of...

2263 words - 10 pages those to whom they apply. However, they are not laws, as they are not enforced by courts or by the Houses of Parliament.1 Often constitutional conventions are more important than written constitutional provisions. For example, the President is empowered by the Constitution to appoint the Prime Minister2, but the Constitution provides no guidance as to who should be appointed as Prime Minister. Here conventions regarding the appointment of the

Explain Fully Charlie's Attempt To Escape The Past In F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited,"

651 words - 3 pages are like now, alluding to the fact thatthe bar used to be busier; that many of his friends have gone away, or gone to the dogs, orgotten sick; that he used to drink excessively, but has disciplined himself to one drink aday. We see that Charlie is sincerely trying to re-invent himself, and we think he deservesa chance. But Marion, Charlie's sister-in-law, the sister of his deceased wife Helen, whohas custody of Honoria does not think so. She

This Essay Is A Reaction Piece To The Philosopher Cicero's Quote "To Educate Citizens Is To Free Them From The Tyranny Of The Present"

636 words - 3 pages odds are in favor of the educated public. However, when one is not aware of their rights or does not have the knowledge to recognize when it is that their government is crossing the line, then they have already lost the battle and may as well surrender now.History books showcase Cicero's point, politically speaking. African slaves in America were not allowed to read or write - they were not allowed to be educated. It was feared that once educated

The Story of Romeo and Juliet Still Holds Great Appeal to Today's Society

1758 words - 8 pages families they have each been brought up to hate “my only love sprung from my only hate” – Juliet. Although the film does not deal with the themes of fate and chance to the same detail as the play, it is similar in that it does highlight how we are able to make our own choices in our lives. This is presented to the audience in the form of a dramatic, obvious contrast between religious symbolism and the disobediences of many characters in the

Drugs: They Are Still The Enemy

660 words - 3 pages of them. Many also argue that smoking pot is a victimless crime, a crime is still a crime and there is never a victimless one whether that is suicide, alcohol abuse or drug abuse. The decisions we make affect everyone because we are part of a society that lives by norms and rules that should be followed to your best knowledge.In conclusion I think there is justice in the war of drugs, it is a crime and should be punished as one. Any intellectual has common sense reasoning to know that legalizing drugs is not a good idea. We must think of the future of our society. Think of the kind of future we'll have if we are high on drugs and cannot make intelligent decisions.

Identify and Outline Briefly Major Trends in Approaches to Organisation and Management Since the Beginning of the 20th Century

2136 words - 9 pages . Dessler (1976) however, points out that the social and economic statuses at the time are closely linked with the development, in what he describes as a “chicken and egg” situation. The influences these all had on developing management and organisation theories will be looked at in more detail. Before the end of the nineteenth century mass production and commercialisation didn’t exist. There were no big businesses to speak of, with the only

Greek Theatre "Despite the Suppression of Women Throughout the Plays They Are Still the Stronger Sex."

1712 words - 7 pages "Despite the suppression of women throughout the plays they are still the stronger sex." In this essay I will discuss how even though women are treated as if they are second class citizens and are not given the right to free speech, they are still the stronger sex over men. I have based my essay on the plays Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides and Agamemnon the first play of The Oresteia by Aeschylus. “If you want the excellence of a man, it’s

the organisation

933 words - 4 pages In a time of peace and prosperity one of the most brutal organisations ever known to man was formed. An organisation made up of murders, theives, and rapists. The organization we’ve come to know as the “Nazis”.      On January 2,1919, two men by the names of Karl Harrer and Anton Drexler founded a group called the “German Workers’ Party”. It started out as nothing more than a few blue collar workers

To What Extent Would Sociologists Agree That Lack of Opportunity Causes People to Commit Crime?

787 words - 4 pages not be able to provide for you as much as parents who are employed. This can lead a child to commit crime so that they could earn a bit of money that their parents couldn’t give them. However on the other hand some people may not agree that lack of opportunity is entirely to blame for someone committing crime, they may say that there are several other reasons involved in an individual committing crime. These reasons may be; Background: A

Related Papers

The Ways Friar Lawrence Persuades Romeo Not To Commit Suicideç

786 words - 4 pages The Ways Friar Lawrence persuades Romeo not to Commit Suicide In Act 3 Scene 3, Romeo has just killed Tybalt and has come to the Friar to seek guidance and comfort. Before the Friar starts his speech, Romeo is persistent on committing suicide, as he believes there is no other option for him. The nurse has come to the Friars cell and tells Romeo that Juliet knows of his crime and is deeply upset and agitated “even so lies she, blubb’ring and

Benefits Of The Eu Essay

1047 words - 5 pages Benefits of the European Union. The European Union is an organization of democratic European countries based on the idea of committing to working together for peace and prosperity. In the recent years the Union is considered to be one of the most strongest and most influential organisation in the world. Therefore all questions related to this are become questions with significant matter. In this essay I shall be firstly define

To Be Ready Or Not To Be Ready?: What A Stupid Question

653 words - 3 pages people. Are there any problems that could rise from this high population density? Perhaps, there would be difficulties shifting from room to room. There could be issues with parking, and with that amount of people lunch time could be spent mostly in a line rather than eating. This is everyday life for a student at Papillion LaVista High School; however, this would not be occurring if the citizens of the district had the foresight for the need

Are Social Networking Sites Beneficial To The Society Or Not?

1441 words - 6 pages Are Social Networking Sites Beneficial to the Society or Not? Social networking sites are great for our society, due to its promotion increased interactions and connection between millions of people throughout the world. I personally am in favor of social networking sites because it allows people to create new relations and reconnect with their friends and family members. In addition, the reputation of social networking sites such as FaceBook