The European Union Explained

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+13 1. LaoMa commented 11 years ago

This video quite well demonstrates all that is wrong with the EU. No country has to actually follow the rules if they don't want to :P
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+4 2. Vaypay commented 11 years ago

As a European, I had a vague notion of some complications, but not to that extent.
Thanks for that eye-opener.
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+10 3. Cloe commented 11 years ago

#1, except poor countries like Romania, bulgaria, that MUST follow the ruls or EU Comision will sanction us , same with Bulgaria,Croatia,Ukraine...
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+6 4. Thanos commented 11 years ago

#1 #3 Well it's all about simple distinction: Does the country want to be a member of the EU, or does the EU want said country to be a member?

There are few member countries which would do quite well (or even better) on their own, but are currently helping the EU survive, so the EU is trying their best not to chase them away by being more... flexible when it comes to some trespasses. On the the other hand, there are countries which are dragging the EU down, and those will be gladly sanctioned for any trespass in order to get more money to fix/face any problems they themselves (other like them, or worse than them) pose.

And if you think about situation(s) of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, you will see that it's actually quite straightforward.

PS: For those who find EU documents to have too many footnotes, I advice looking around. Pretty much any commercial or contest has at least one footnote/exception, contracts and other legal documents are full of them, and far worse than having lots of footnotes and exceptions is to don't have them at all, or lack the truly important ones, e.g. US's Bill of Rights, where there is not a single footnote mentioning that any right listed can be disregarded at government's convenience (before Patriot Act, and more freely ever since).
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+1 5. Spartan118 commented 11 years ago

very informative and I also find it very fitting that it is under the Weird category.
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+1 6. Benassi-MBeon commented 11 years ago

The ONLY thing i find positive with EU is that its easier to travel between the EU countries if you´re from a EU country yourself
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0 7. dave9191 commented 11 years ago

Well having lived in Europe my whole life... I'm glad that I finally know what the EU is and I'm glad that they didn't make it complicated.

Also, some of the rules that the EU try to impose - EC Commission Regulation No 2257/94
Fruits and veg must not be 'abnormally' shaped or curved to be sold in supermarkets. No wonky carrots or straight bananas. Thankfully that one was dropped. But how much money it must have wasted.
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0 8. kekke2000 commented 11 years ago

The first thing that come to mind about EU is gtfo.