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Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Netherlands originally formed the European Union. In 1973, Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom joined. By 1995, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain and Greece had... More »

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Disadvantages of the European Union include inefficient policies, high membership cost and single currency problems. Others are pressure to pursue austerity, net migration and complex bureaucracy. More »

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Pros of the European Union (EU) include the formation of a powerhouse in industry and trade, but cons include the lack of a common language and the risk of a country losing its own identity. The EU also makes it difficul... More »

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