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TheThirdSage
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Should Russia and Norway join the European Union?

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TheThirdSage
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/16/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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logiman

Pro

I think Russia and Norway should join the European Union. Having a powerhouse like Russia cooperating with EU countries could prove to be very beneficial. 80% of Europe has already joined, what is holding them back?
TheThirdSage

Con

It would be most definitely beneficial for Russia and Norway to join the European Union FOR the European Union. However, for Russia and Norway having their economy deeply hurt by entrance into a depleted European Union and having to aid financially troubled countries such as Greece and Spain will most definitely NOT help them. Therefore, from Norway and Russia's point of view it would not be beneficial to join.
Debate Round No. 1
logiman

Pro

Okay I will admit that there are a few downsides, but there are many more upsides. For example; joining the EU benefits traveling back and forth in Europe (which they do a lot of over there) for nations that join because then they will have the same currency (Euro) as the rest of Europe. Therefore, they will not have to switch currencies whenever they travel to foreign European countries, and visa-verse.
TheThirdSage

Con

Basic convenience is, of course, and upside, but there are obvious flaws in this, such as new international that allows someone to travel from a place like Egypt to Brazil and still be allowed to use their Egyptian credit card. As previously stated, it is beneficial for the European union to have Russia and Norway join, not for them, thus it really depends on who's view this debate is centralized on, which I believe should be based on the respective countries' view.
Debate Round No. 2
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
Zarroette
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Reasons for voting decision: Con stressed less trivial problems, especially in comparison to Pro. Pro's counter-argument proposed only a small benefit. For what little substance there was, Con was more convincing in saying how Russia and Norway would be negatively affected by joining the U.N, and that Con implied the country should be looking after itself. Conduct was great on both sides. S/Gs were fine, with only minor technical issues present. Sources were M.I.A; and would have been free points had either side provided a worthwhile source.