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The European Union should become a United States of Europe
The European Union should become a United States of Europe.
The development of the European Union
has been one of the most successful
peace projects in history
. Developing the EU into a USE will consolidate this effort and ensure lasting peace.
The USE will govern more effectively and efficiently than the EU.
The USE will benefit EU members economically.
The USE will be more effective than the EU at promoting a common European foreign policy.
Streamlining national standards and systems of education means people would not be held back by needless bureaucracy.
Polls and referendums suggest that European citizens are against the USE.
The USE won't be a better democracy than the EU; the EU has a
, which the USE would likely inherit.
European states do not share a common European identity, and so should not form one state.
The USE will require participating countries to abandon their sovereignty and give it to the newly created political entity. This is a serious obstacle to realising the USE.
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