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Zeothazi
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goldman
Con (against)

The European Union Good or Bad?

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Started: 7/15/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Zeothazi

Pro

Here is why I believe the European Union is better together first let's have a look at the member states (excluding the UK) Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. This comprises a majority of the continent. The EEA is kind of like a semi-EU status where Norway Iceland and Liechstien are in. The EU has a population of (no UK) 444,901,874 which is bigger than the USA but is of course still smaller than India and the Chinese. But still the EU is the largest single market in the world and I personally believe that the UK was foolish to leave the EU but what is done is done I guess. The EU also has a wide variety of languages and cultures so it creates a sense of diversity. In the future the the next member will most likely either be Moldova,Albania, or Norway. Of course I don't know but anyways the point is that the EU is here to stay and has held Europe at one of the most high standards of living ever. The continent has been at peace sense WWII (of course GENERAL peace) most Europeans actually believe that EU has helped them and not hurt them. In fact the most recent member of the club, Croatia, has actually experienced has record amount of growth sense 2013 when it joined. Especially
the Croatian tourism industry. Free Movement is also a very important part. The Irish want to go on holiday in Spain. The Romanians want to work in Germany. The Dutch have jobs in Belgium so go over the border daily and the Danish and Swedish rely on each other through one bridge that has no separations and divisions because the economies are very important to each other that a collapse would be devastating not just for the smaller members like Cyprus Slovenia or Latvia. But also horrible for bigger members like Germany France and Italy. So feel free to answer back
goldman

Con

Judging from the situation taking place in the member countries of the European Union, I believe it is not contributing to keeping the better life among many people there. The EU does not live up to the expectation among citizens of many member countries. In this round 1, let me begin by exploring the dramatic case of Britain. The important fact is that in June 2016 Britain decided to leave European Union. The country has played an important role in founding the Union with France and Germany after World War Second. Why did Britain abandon the membership of the Union?
I believe that the main reason is that the country has been facing a number of serious problems like mass unemployment, massive influx of immigrants and tight monetary policy required by the European Central Bank(ECB).
Political leaders and the general public has been disappointed with the loss of power of the central government.
The main reason is that economic and social policy are severely abided by the rules and regulations imposed and established by the European Commission and ECB.
The wealthy people and business leaders of big business have an influential voice in decision making in those institutions.
The important thing which we must pay attention to is that political leaders and many people of Britain have been feeling that their identity as a nation-state is being deprived of by the supra-national organizations for a long time.
In particular, people have lost interest in national politics and incumbent politicians of the central government.
They are expecting the emergence of new ideas in politics and new political leaders who are challenging for introducing radical policies benefiting for them.
We have seen how British citizen have lost their interest, expectation and hope toward EU.
From above arguments, I believe that at least, for British people EU is bad from economic and social perspectives.
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