Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It?

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    largest Market EU:
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    Civil Society Europe:
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    refugee crisis:
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    Oxford Refugee Studies Centre:
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    Why Muslims fail to integrate in christian heritage societies:
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    The Failure of Multiculturalism:
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    France and its Muslims:
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    Don't Fear Muslim Immigrants:
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    Immigration and the Challenges of Integration
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    Princeton:
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    Challenges for the EU
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    Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It?

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Vor 3 years
Catalin Timofti
Catalin Timofti

@Jeremy Snead you want to tell me that the nato countries within the EU don't have field experience? also they can be coordinated like the police departments around the EU with Europol wouldn't be that much of a nightmare

Vor Monat
Smartbotpro Ever
Smartbotpro Ever

True

Vor 3 Monate
vix_mc_
vix_mc_

i have a qustion where u live (sry 4 my eng)

Vor 6 Monate
OG_Yamiatan
OG_Yamiatan

im living in Czech so for the Kč to EUR im sayn NO, cuz 1€ is 25kč, and i thing that will demage our economy

Vor 8 Monate
RO-Q
RO-Q

I think they need to explain what they're doing to the People. They allmost never show a meeting. And the language is a Massive Barrier aswell. There is no main Language they speak, (Just make it Englisch all ready dang).... I'm dutch and I'm don't know mutch of what the EU is discussing about. But the EU has so mutch Potential. It's just Hard to make a fair balance between countries that have a mor stable economy then others. Awsome vid and cool that you have tried to inform us about this. Stay amazing. ^^

Vor 8 Monate
F. B. We
F. B. We

When you see flaws in a system with benefits, you don't end it, you change it

Vor 9 Monate
Huren Sohn
Huren Sohn

@Mitaka Sensei the ussr literally had no benefits

Vor 4 Tage
KrimsonBun
KrimsonBun

@Mitaka Sensei The fall of the USSR caused so many problems. The fall of the EU would cause so much more. It might be easier, but its much less beneficial.

Vor 5 Tage
Atom
Atom

It's irreformable.

Vor 11 Tage
Corey
Corey

A system that has benefits, but has flaws. You need to change things so the Flaws become Benefits. Or Flaws get nuetralized through other Benefits.

Vor 13 Tage
Muted unknown
Muted unknown

"Soldiers from 27 different counties serving one purpose" *Austrians* : Aw Sh*t here we go again

Vor 10 Monate
Nickker4
Nickker4

I think Austria was just an empire with Hungary

Vor 2 Monate
Gene Kendrick
Gene Kendrick

🤣🤣

Vor 3 Monate
wow
wow

@Pills look at a map. I don't think europe will need worry about kazahkstani cooperation.

Vor 7 Monate
Рассказчик Историй
Рассказчик Историй

@Toppat Royale  @Toppat Royale  Mostly it's Russian fault, my country thinks that it can ceep broken pieces of shattered Soviet Union together by making their lives worse. There is no flaw in Kazakhstan or it's people, furthermore, you really have some glorious moments in your story, thou they been stolen from you. Look at Tatarstan. So insignificant, but it's the place that allows itself to develop new standards of living, build magnificent science city's with almost full automatisation, and so much more. There is no reason to be disappointed in your land if it doesn't have something to brag about. Just make something you can be proud of yourself

Vor 7 Monate
Gianluca Cetraro
Gianluca Cetraro

Together we're stronger. Just imagine if the EU ceased to exist: different currencies, non-stop immigration queues, visas and bureaucracy. The EU isn't perfect, of course. But as one of the comments I've read said: when a system with benefits has its flaws, you change it, don't end it. Long live Europa! - a proud Italian/EU citizen

Vor 4 Monate
Sαcнα Mαпceαu
Sαcнα Mαпceαu

Lol bureaucracy is probably the most suitable word to describe how the European Union runs the member countries...

Vor 12 Tage
MrRocking4ever
MrRocking4ever

you need to inform yourself better - the EU is a group of counties , not an union because the Eurodreamers want to go too fast . The biggest disaster is the Euro , the Eurozone is virtual bankrupt and that is easy to see , since 2008 the ECB is creating money (look at the balance of the ECB) One of the countries with the biggest debt is e.g Italy. The war in Ukraine showed us that we depend on other countries , we have no resources and we transferred production to other low salary countries . The EU leaders have no long term vision with the EU .

Vor Monat
Haglasu
Haglasu

We still have different currencies. We still have the bureaucracy, maybe even more, but normally people only think of it as changing money and taking a travelling passport (Talk with local administrations and you’ll get what I mean). The EU doesn’t end “non-stop immigration queues,” it rather increases them because of free movement.

Vor Monat
Froggo McFroggin
Froggo McFroggin

I feel as European as I feel Italian. We share so much history, so many values, and so much of our culture is intertwined. Also, one of the biggest blessing for Europeans is the ability to work in any EU country. And as as big union we have much more power against big companies like Facebook than we would have as individual countries. This doesn't mean we can't improve it. But hey nothing is perfect anyway

Vor 7 Monate
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And some of the greatest Countries of Europa are not in the EU like the swiss, norway and United Kingdom.

Vor 2 Monate
hnwt gdfj
hnwt gdfj

@Fabian-Mihai Stefan That's a shallow way to look at it, the current perception of Eastern Europe is temporary, and tracing back its history, you may find that in the largest part it is the way you know it to be because of past conflicts (I mean both its current state and how it is perceived). The EU has been providing peace ever since its existence, and should it continue to do so, you can expect these things to change favourably.

Vor 3 Monate
Davide Ghirelli
Davide Ghirelli

@Fabian-Mihai Stefan lol, in most cases are the romanian who bully there

Vor 3 Monate
usastratos
usastratos

Exactly how I feel

Vor 5 Monate
Kj16V
Kj16V

It's funny how, nearly three years on, this video is exactly as relevant as it was when it was made in 2017.

Vor 2 years
kavorka
kavorka

Hello from 2022.

Vor Monat
Haglasu
Haglasu

That just pictures the EU perfectly.

Vor 2 Monate
Olga teshlia
Olga teshlia

6 million holocaust victems, polish citizens waiting for the compensation since end of WWII.

Vor 2 Monate
Jairo Mejia
Jairo Mejia

As a Colombian guy living in Germany, I was a sock when I see the EU from inside the first time. You always hear stories about the EU and why they decided to create these Union among the founders and so on, but when I saw the border, the healthcare, the security and the enormous advantages that has the EU citizens over me, it makes really hard for me to understand how there are people who wants to eliminate the EU seeing all these Incomings only for being a EU citizen. I have lived my whole childhood in a war, I have seen what the war has made in my country and how the culture of my country has changed because of the narcotraffic. I have seen so many people without a job and opportunities that break my heart. It was damn hard for me to be in Germany, because of all the things that I need to do and to have in order to get a residence here and all of them worth the shot for live in the EU. I have known a lot of stories of Immigrants trying to get in the EU, for friends who struggle to find something to do in order to stay and so many more. I just hope that every EU citizens at least heard one of those stories before saying that the EU does not worth it, because there are so much people trying to get what you have gotten for granted.

Vor 8 Monate
Ina's Apostle [13th Apostle of the Twelve]
 Ina's Apostle [13th Apostle of the Twelve]

@Snorri Sturlusson Well NATO isnt the only thing preventing wars (certainly didnt stop the US). The whole affair of nuclear weapons certainly helped a lot in that regard, concerning major wars and the EU predecessor was partially formed to make its members too economically dependant on each other for war between them to be practically feasible. Also Norway may not be a full member but it is a member of the European Economic Area (which gives a lot of the benefits of full membership without some of the "downsides") and holds a few extra EU benefits as well I believe, so not that far from beeing an EU member imo

Vor Monat
Snorri Sturlusson
Snorri Sturlusson

@ Ina's Apostle [13th Apostle of the Twelve] yes. But we have accomplished a better standard of living while remaining outside of EU in Norway. Free trade and immigration are not an exclusive EU thing. Stability and trade come through the peace created by NATO

Vor Monat
Ina's Apostle [13th Apostle of the Twelve]
 Ina's Apostle [13th Apostle of the Twelve]

@Snorri Sturlusson Not sure if you replied to he wrong person bu NATO didnt give us open borders or EU wide regulations (otherwise the US would be off quite a bit better as well....) and such dependency and benefits in terms of trade and economy. Tho yes the standard of living has for a long time been generally better in Europe and America then most other places, but even there the EU has helped increase that yet further. I mean hell, look at Britain, still in NATO but not the EU anymore, and having lots of problems since leaving (small and big). And the beginnings of the EU were in 1951 in the European Coal and Steel Community (and subsequent additions), so not that long after Nato (beeing founded in 1949).

Vor Monat
Snorri Sturlusson
Snorri Sturlusson

@ Ina's Apostle [13th Apostle of the Twelve] You forget, it's not the EU that created this. It's NATO. The standard of living was already high in Europe compared to everyone else long before the EU came along

Vor Monat
Erika Stockunaite
Erika Stockunaite

@Pepijn Arts Damn what was the impression there in Lithuania?(Native Lithuanian)

Vor Monat
António Rebelo
António Rebelo

Just the fact that almost 100 years have passed without a major war across Europe is something worthwhile...

Vor year
SagaciousNemesis
SagaciousNemesis

@JM Falkland war wasnt internal, it was Argentina vs UK. DOESNT COUNT.

Vor 5 Tage
Zextranet
Zextranet

ASEAN: First time?

Vor 7 Tage
Italian Man
Italian Man

Oh no... Ooooh noooo

Vor Monat
The Manager
The Manager

@Stepped on my glasses yeah i like sweet

Vor Monat
Khobotov
Khobotov

Imagine an EU army: -The overambitious goals of the Germans -The supply situation of the Italians -The clusterfuck of the Balkans -The morale of the French -The infighting of the Spanish -The shenanigans of the Austrians -The trust of the Poles. -The alcohol problems of Ireland -The budget of Greece *Switzerland in the corner making sure nothing bad happens to the money of all parties involved*

Vor 7 Monate
Mr Cool
Mr Cool

And uk just sips the tea

Vor 7 Monate
Scrubje
Scrubje

I like the EU, makes me feel more connected to the eastern part of Europe, while it is culturally very different, we still share that link. Also the gun safety and open boarders are a nice addition :)

Vor 7 Monate
Madjick Orb
Madjick Orb

“You just have a different opinion, and that’s fine” Twitter: hold my *c a n c e l c u l t u r e*

Vor year
Chelsea Comps
Chelsea Comps

@Aliski U can enjoy facing the consequences of ur actions then

Vor 7 Monate
URDED
URDED

Exactly

Vor 7 Monate
ShadowHunter
ShadowHunter

@GN4STY I'm not actually sure if China is that communist or socialist. They do have a lot of private companies and exploitation, for it to be such.

Vor 7 Monate
I'm Batman
I'm Batman

In the future, there are gonna be tons of potential problems to solve. Hence, having a corporation like this will help us a lot. Logically, when we work in a group, we will try to help others; in contrast, when we work seperately, we will ignore others.

Vor 6 Monate
Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy

Brilliant explanation. I think the brits always felt powerless and hated by the rest of Europe, and unfortunately that influenced our decision when we voted out. I don’t think we ever really did that well out of it anyway.

Vor year
Ryhindor
Ryhindor

I really appreciate the end words! Wonderfull to see the respect you guys have from left to right... literally!

Vor 10 Monate
Yes.Eleven S
Yes.Eleven S

Everything is flawed but peace is never a bad thing.

Vor 3 Monate
Kosinuss
Kosinuss

I think Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said it best: ''The EU is not and never will be perfect. But it's the best damn thing I can think of.''

Vor year
Luke Mimnagh
Luke Mimnagh

Fair enough

Vor 5 Tage
Sαcнα Mαпceαu
Sαcнα Mαпceαu

Well in France, Italy, Spain and UK, we have better things to think of.

Vor 12 Tage
Emyaj Nosdrahcir Eniac Sovereign
Emyaj Nosdrahcir Eniac Sovereign

That is the kind of people you want as your leaders? Maybe elect something that can at last come up with something as good as the people could in an informed rate.....

Vor Monat
The Manager
The Manager

ayoo brālis!

Vor Monat
Phan K.S.
Phan K.S.

@AncientSlav There are EU elections every few years, just go out to vote for your candidate. As with many countries, it's an indirect democracy, if you don't vote, you will not get your voice heard.

Vor Monat
José Luis Solas
José Luis Solas

I am a Spanish living in Italy since 2013, before that I lived, studied and worked in France . My humble opinion is that Maybe one of the biggest problems we have as EU and this is just my opinion, is that we still need to create an EU identity. Think of the USA, they are 50 states but everyone (most of them) have that idea of a single state. Here if there is problem with Spain, is their problem, as a country. I hope that this new generation that will have their parents from different countries will help to open up and create that idea. As Jorge Drexler says: En este mundo tan separado No hay que ocultar de donde se es Pero todos somos de todos lados Hay que entenderlo de una buena vez.

Vor 7 Monate
Gheorghe Blanaru
Gheorghe Blanaru

It's literally mind-blowing that 100 years ago we should have been afraid of our direct neighbours because a war could blow at any time. Now, I don't think that I can feel so much secure as when I live in Europe. And, imo, that's what makes EU so beautiful, because the main point was solely peace and union, what's better than this? Big hug to all the european brothers and sisters out there ♥️(even if I still don't have EU citizenship 🥲)

Vor 9 Monate
MUSTASCH1O
MUSTASCH1O

I'd still rather we the UK would have stayed part of the EU, but I have grown more open minded of the flaws of the EU as in its current state. I hope we can all find ways to continue to work together and flourish together. I think free trade and as free a movement as is politically possible between the UK and EU will be essential continued peace and prosperity.

Vor 4 Monate
Oskar Stenson
Oskar Stenson

The fact that they even looked up and animated the correct fighter jets for the different EU countries really shows their passion for quality!

Vor 3 Monate
Iván CF
Iván CF

The EU is a great idea, but if its leaders continue with their weak policies, and it doesn't defend the sovereignity of its member states, it won't work for long. If the EU just managed better the internal issues and respected member's laws, everything would be much easier. I hope in the future it changes and let more countries enter it. EU is 27.

Vor 3 Monate
Kasumi
Kasumi

The EU needs work but it's honestly the only thing that allows us to compete ( albeit marginally as things stand ) with China or the US ; leaving it means only getting weaker .

Vor 7 Monate
MausExx
MausExx

My opinion: The EU needs to get reformed, but it's still the only thing we have, if we want to keep up with China or the USA

Vor 8 Monate
William Barraclough
William Barraclough

Innit

Vor 8 Monate
TheInsanee One
TheInsanee One

I'm not living in EU and I won't leave my opinion here, but I want to say huge thanks to Kurzgesagt for telling how it became whole together and how it goes now (not fully explained) for the most part.

Vor 8 Monate
Dorijan Cirkveni
Dorijan Cirkveni

I wholeheartedly support the EU. And I believe we must listen to the skeptics - if anyone can see the EU's potentially catastrophic flaws, it's those who are looking at it without any rose-colored glasses. And these flaws must be fixed as soon as possible.

Vor year
Porko Amy
Porko Amy

Me too!

Vor Monat
Haglasu
Haglasu

@Edward Lawrence None of these Nations is able to survive without being united as the United Kingdom. How would independant Scotland do without the money it gets?

Vor 2 Monate
Average Joesson
Average Joesson

The problem with EU is that _it's not_ collaborative. EU is an entity that tries to enforce standards across all the member countries and that often means that the smaller countries have to adjust to the whims of the larger countries. You also get a situation where the entity is enforcing free trade too hard. You get situations where state run organizations are being forced to shut down because the European Court goes after them for being "anti-competitive" to the organizations that exists in France or Germany. So because Germany's and France's rich strata thinks gambling is okay, we have to allow them to violate countries where gambling is seen as immoral and where a compromise was found with a state run gambling company. However EU isn't even consistent on that part because it primarily concerns itself with cross country competition, and in some ways it even acts in an anti-competitive manner such as enacting a EU-wide snus ban because it's a better and healthier product and would compete too hard against french cigarette companies.

Vor 4 Monate
Peter Hicks
Peter Hicks

Well they could fix the price of the Russian gas that is cheap when put into the Nord pipeline but when it reaches the EU the price goes up over 200% !

Vor 7 Monate
Sidewalk
Sidewalk

Seeing what has happened in the UK due to Brexit (HGV driver shortage which ignites panic buying of food, fuel and toilet paper), I believe the EU is worth it, especially if you're an island filled with uneducated people who have no idea how many people are "taking British jobs" that we wouldn't do.

Vor 9 Monate
FS1337
FS1337

4:30 They even went ahead and looked up the proper air force logos. Great attention to detail, love it

Vor 9 Monate
Tubetech
Tubetech

While the EU definitely has a lot of flaws that need solving I would argue that it was a great idea and still is. There are so many benefits to such a union and I think most Europeans wouldn't want to live without them anymore. I'm a proud European for sure😁

Vor 7 Monate
Niko
Niko

I agree, saying the EU is worth it is a massive understatement.

Vor 7 Monate
Diego Lara
Diego Lara

As a Latin American, I have dreamed to strengthen our block by forming a similar system as the EU, I think it's a very challenging work to unite so many cultures and align them into one vision. Furthermore, the EU has created a fairly excellent political environment, of course it is not perfect but the benefits that you can get in an optimal form of itself is just amazing. We as Latins, might be easier to unite, because our culture and vision are basically the same but our political environment is sadly very poor and inefficient. Be thankful you can get support from a respected community, institution and political/economical block.

Vor 11 Monate
SENIOR Felipe Rodriguez
SENIOR Felipe Rodriguez

El Mercosur tenemos, solo que hay que hacerlo mas fuerte.

Vor 6 Monate
Tamerlan User
Tamerlan User

The EU was never about being perfect. It was always about living in peace without hate and wars. I'm not from a EU-member country, but honestly I wish people quit wars and ethnic hate and join EU's doctrine.

Vor 3 Monate
1scott921
1scott921

It's scientifically proven this channel is the best thing on the Internet! Kurzgesagt, if you have it somewhere in your scope... Since migration crisys in Europe is heated and emotional topic most of the time I would really appreciate your take on it.

Vor 6 Monate
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain

As my history teacher said there are two ways Europe and the rest of the world has achieved peace; coercion, or cooperation. Coercion is how Europe has been for thousands of years with various empires and kings and warlords fighting in an effort to outdo one another. Think of the Thirty-Years War, World War I and World War II were all about coercion. The EU has achieved something remarkable it has attained peace and prosperity through cooperation. By the nations working together instead of being absorbed into empires they have done something unattainable since the days of the Roman Empire which is maintaining continental hemogemony. The EU is not perfect and should be reformed instead of abandoned. Otherwise it's back to wars and coercion.

Vor 8 Monate
Dead Ded
Dead Ded

@Alex Jacobs agree. I just wish my country was a part of EU. It is in Europe, but is not a part. Hopefully, yet.

Vor 7 Monate
Alex Jacobs
Alex Jacobs

@J J The majority of the modern problems within the EU stem from being within a transition period in terms of integration. A common currency without common economic and taxation policies is unstable and vulnerable - but the solution is MORE europe, not less. Massive immigration movements into a region that is wealthy AND CAN HANDLE EVEN MORE THAN THEY'RE LETTING IN, is good, but being unable to coerce states into fulfilling their obligations means that there will be a mismatch between who is let in and how able they are to get where they need to go. The solution is common policy, not less migration - climate too is going to make migration even more powerful than before. When you have a place worth living people are going to want to live there and you just have to find a way to deal with it rather than punching your head into a wall. More EU, not less. Finally, in terms of Defense, there are real challenges integrating national armies into a meta-national EU army - but they would all be solved by common regulation. Most citizens of the EU are already multi-lingual to the extent that the challenges of the Austro-Hungarian empire are a thing of the past, and the manpower pool of the EU would be deep enough that you can just mandate that everyone speaks a common language without losing any meaningful fighting power - more EU, not less. In addition, standards for ammunition and equipment being vastly different is a super easy solution - if you change what you purchase then you change what gets made. If the EU army was the primary purchasing military force in europe the supply would VERY rapidly change. More EU solves the problem. Less EU just makes the old problems come back. The EU has been integrating far too slowly during a very important transition period, extending the negatives and putting off the benefits. If it were to integrate further the vast majority of the problems would fade away and the benefits would become much more real.

Vor 7 Monate
J J
J J

The question is, when did it start going wrong? The EU is always 'more Europe'. It had arguably succeeded it its goal back in the 70's/80's when the EU was known as the common market. Since then the EU introduced the single currency - a disaster. Free movement. Arguably a disaster. What will it mess up next on its road to ever closer union?

Vor 7 Monate
Nishant Mohapatra
Nishant Mohapatra

EU is dependent upon the US for Security. Kurzgesagt - Can we rely on that Afghanistan:- Are we joke to you or you are not watching us??

Vor 10 Monate
AlexIdk
AlexIdk

"We", "us" and "ours" just really makes me feel I'm in the same team as Kurzgesagt, and that feeling like "together we are strong and significant" like that moment when you finally realize in which team you are, making you proud for being a part of it.

Vor year
kuseu32
kuseu32

Ducks toghether stronk

Vor 4 Monate
the blue deadly mox
the blue deadly mox

@DancesWithMetroids I agree, i'm peruvian and with friends i can say ''We are peruvians'' but this is a nonsense.

Vor 5 Monate
DancesWithMetroids
DancesWithMetroids

What an incredibly creepy comment holy shit

Vor 5 Monate
AlexIdk
AlexIdk

@Eduardo Mazieri Thanks, I will! btw good way of using words.

Vor 6 Monate
Casper
Casper

EU may be a mess But it's our mess It may not be perfect But honestly if my country would leave We wouldn't survive Plus I can travel from Arnhem to Rome without any problems So I'm happy the EU exists But it does need some reforms

Vor year
Illumi
Illumi

Anazing video. Only thing I would add to that is the influence the union has on countries that arent in the EU yet. The EU being good would help everybody in Europe. Other countries would want to join too and the only way of doing that is fitting the EU standard. Best example is discrimination. Thanks to the EU we have laws against dictimination of religious groups, people with other sexualities and races in countries which arent even in the EU themselves.

Vor 8 Monate
Mr L
Mr L

I voted to stay during the Brexit Referendum. On balance, I saw it as the better option, it was all I knew my whole life, and wasn't convinced leaving would make my life any better. Plus I like the idea of more freedom of movement. I rather resent the fact that my options have now shrunk to Ireland, and that's it. But I also cannot say I felt much of a connection or love for Brussels either. They never really seemed to acknowledge the fact that so few of the people acually voted for the EU Parliament. They would make sweeping and unpoopular decisions without much of a care. And they're structurally extemely flawed. Two of its members are falling into authoritarianism and ignoring EU law, and the EU isnapparently powerless to do anything about it?

Vor 8 Monate
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

My understanding is the Brexiters sold anti-foreign fears to people who didn't have a lot of experiences with foreigners in their locale.

Vor 6 Monate
purple demon
purple demon

The EU has such great potential, but it hasn't reached it yet. Once we unite fully it'll be one of the best things to happen.

Vor 9 Monate
Boo
Boo

Europe Union may not be the best thing,but it is one of the best solutions we have come to agree so far.

Vor year
Taliyah
Taliyah

No wars in europe is good, and it came with a lot of benefits

Vor 3 Monate
AndyMacster
AndyMacster

Very well said

Vor 7 Monate
Wong Tik Ki
Wong Tik Ki

How about just stop fighting each other?

Vor 7 Monate
NFSAndrei
NFSAndrei

Even though Romania is one of the weaker countries of the EU I am still thankfull for what they did for us. We couldn't done it alone. Enspecially with our politicians. Thank You EU!

Vor 10 Monate
Random Person
Random Person

@iRoga I don't see as much gays in romania as in us, sure, there are pride flags but i see mostly antigay and anticommunist stickers on pillars

Vor 6 Monate
Alex M
Alex M

@iRoga what is your point more exactly my friend?

Vor 7 Monate
AngeloTheMan
AngeloTheMan

@iRoga Why are gay rights bad exactly? They are humans, they should have the right to adopt and marry as any other.

Vor 7 Monate
Aki Laukkanen
Aki Laukkanen

In my opinion, the EU definitely has its flaws, oftentimes tied with member states trying to protect their own interests rather than think of the big picture. It's also complex and bureaucratic. All of this has been exacerbated further by the 2015 refugee crisis and Brexit. Still, overall, it has greatly improved the situation of member states by removing artificial boundaries in trade, job markets, and all sorts of different standards. It also gives Europe a common leverage in international politics much stronger than the individual states would have. And, as pointed out in the video, there hasn't been a major European war in 70 years which I believe is kind of a record. So, overall, there are still teething problems to be sorted out, but the whole thing is worth it.

Vor year
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

When I heard during Brexit that people could live and work throughout the EU, I thought that was a good thing we should have in the United States. We got NAFTA (Mexico-US-Canada) and CAFTA-DR (US-El Salvador-Honduras-Guatemala-Nicaragua-Dominican Republic) free trade agreements but should have free movement of people for these countries as well. Maybe if that happened we wouldn't overthrow our trade partners' governments. But we got to draw the line somewhere, and I feel that's refugees outside these trade-partner countries. So we should encourage EU-like partnerships in North Africa, the Middle East and South America for instance.

Vor 6 Monate
Dutch Patriot
Dutch Patriot

Crediting the EU for that peace is a serious stretch. Also, the EU is a major flaw for national safety, and makes it far easier for terrorists to operate on a large scale.

Vor year
Ryan Pinkert
Ryan Pinkert

I found this video interesting since I really have no knowledge of how the EU works but based on this video I would say overall it has worked out better then the current government type we have here in the US.

Vor 5 Monate
KDH2130
KDH2130

😂

Vor 5 Monate
KDH2130
KDH2130

What how?

Vor 5 Monate
Inf3rnalis
Inf3rnalis

I really can't see how we're going to solve anything without a united world government/union. I hope in the coming decades the EU is able to iron out its flaws and provide a model for how to do this.

Vor 5 Monate
Jam89
Jam89

A united world government? Lolwut

Vor 3 Monate
Aaron Lozano
Aaron Lozano

I think all of us Europeans can say that having access to live and work in any country of the EU is a blessing.

Vor 2 years
Peter Hicks
Peter Hicks

But that does not work out in practice ,there are the statutory 100 EU forms to filled out ,miss one tic box and your gone !

Vor 7 Monate
Bencil Sharpie
Bencil Sharpie

For law abiding citizens yes but it also results with criminals being able to commit crimes globally.

Vor 8 Monate
Ene Saue
Ene Saue

No

Vor 10 Monate
Enkor
Enkor

Well, no.

Vor year
Brandon Hughes
Brandon Hughes

I mostly just dislike the fact that the EU government can pass laws that all member states have to follow. Economic laws make sense to be shared, but cultural and ethical laws should be entirely within the control of the nation, not the union. European countries are too different for their laws to be entirely homogenous

Vor 9 Monate
FrobergDK
FrobergDK

Standardization of technology across borders? Yes. Having the same standards for electronics and safety regulations makes perfect sense and makes more products available, too, since the market is bigger. Common military? No. EU-NATO where we commit to assist each other in solidarity militarily and within intelligence and policing? Certainly. Free trade? Certainly. Open borders? Yes, so long as the outer borders are secure. Which they are not, at the moment. Work-anywhere? Certainly, makes perfect sense. Common rules for the job market, maternity leave, paternity leave, social policies etc. etc.? No. Because invariably it would make Denmark give up a lot of hard-won freedoms and rights, if we should conform to the median of all European countries. Already we are forced to share our extensive welfare system with people who come here to work for brief periods, it's not sustainable. Nor is letting everyone else study in our universities for free with our generous grants for studying. But we're forced to because of the EU. If everyone else had the same standards, then yes. But that's highly unlikely to happen. The best we can hope for, I think, is to act as one in the arenas where such things make sense. Like for technology standards, overarching rules about governance and data protection, things of that nature. I enjoy visiting other EU countries, and I enjoy the differences. I don't want France to become just like Denmark. Nor do I want Greece to become just like Germany. That would obliterate the cultures over time and everything would just be the same, and that would be a shame.

Vor 9 Monate
Not Fiction
Not Fiction

This video reminded me how sad I am that the UK isn’t part of the union anymore 😢

Vor 7 Monate
Another Profile
Another Profile

I am still amazed how there is so much hate for the EU in europe around to this day, a system that made sure that european citizens are more connected while granting a lot of economic benefits (vital to keep up with the us, russia and china) and ultimately making sure that we can live in peace. And this last point baffles me, how most people nowadays take it for granted that we don't provoce or fight each other, considering that europe battled all the time before the EU it is a blessing. It isn't perfect but abandoning it altogether would fuel nationalism and protectionism. Neither would be beneficial to anyone.

Vor 6 Monate
Thu Lx
Thu Lx

EU: "Passes Article 13" EU citizens: *DAAA, IT'S VPN TIME*

Vor 2 years
Kaito
Kaito

@Daren some Balkan Countries and some countries in Europe use Slavic

Vor year
Cake is yummy
Cake is yummy

@joost smit *Tried

Vor year
Cake is yummy
Cake is yummy

@Daemoh Or Bosnia:

Vor year
ZED
ZED

Nothing much happened to be sincere lol don't know why everyone was so perplexed by it back then

Vor year
KaMCelly
KaMCelly

Opinionated Is that true?

Vor year
Mārtiņš Plūme
Mārtiņš Plūme

Well EU does have flaws and needs quite a lots of work, yet still I am very pro EU, and I don't think it will ever change. EU FTW.

Vor 11 Monate
Huso
Huso

My view on this is a Norwegian - The EU is outdates and Europe need something new as a guideline, but their independence. I can sort of stand by the EEA (which we are a member of). But I am highly against the EU due to "countries lose the right to their own land".

Vor 7 Monate
Name Chanel
Name Chanel

@Blind GuyI'm going to tell from my country perspective, we have the constitution that has sovereignty over all laws even international but if we think that law is good we make it constitutional if not we don't agree and it's going to be a fuck fest of paperwork but in the end we wold not agree and eu can't do much . So yes we have duties but we have a lot of free and cool stuff life Healthcare and free borders

Vor 8 Monate
Bob _
Bob _

@Blind Guy Can you name one law that you don't like :)

Vor 8 Monate
blokbirb
blokbirb

Also the usage of sanctions is directed towards and between non-EU countries way more aggressive than within the EU itself

Vor 8 Monate
blokbirb
blokbirb

@Blind Guy You have no idea how the EU works if you seriously think some country can "dictate laws" for others

Vor 8 Monate
░KenLinx░
░KenLinx░

I’m not from Europe but I think the EU is one of the most ingenious organizations in the world. The US is the most powerful country in the world because all states are unified under one government. You can’t be powerful and have global influence if you’re separate. Population and land are key factors in modern power dynamics and each European country individually lacks them.

Vor Monat
Axello A. A.
Axello A. A.

The EU will work, provided they change and reform parts of it, primarily the economical and financial part of it. If these changes do happen, I think it will be able to survive and thrive. But I highly doubt these changes will come, as these often involve further unity, almost federalization of some things, and I do not think regional and local governments will be willing the give up their powers.

Vor 8 Monate
Ice Alvaro 13
Ice Alvaro 13

Yo creo que la Unión Europea debería continuar existiendo y que además tendríamos que reforzarla.

Vor 8 Monate
Jovan Janevski
Jovan Janevski

Explaining everything with chickens makes things easy to understand.

Vor 5 years
Jack Lanz
Jack Lanz

DUCKS

Vor 15 Stunden
Cryptic Waves
Cryptic Waves

I thought they were ducks

Vor 2 Monate
Craus
Craus

ITS DUCKS

Vor 3 Monate
kooskoos1234
kooskoos1234

THEY ARE DUCKS I AM TRIGGERED

Vor 3 Monate
Dennis Engelen
Dennis Engelen

As a Belgian, I'm happy our capital is seat of the EU and NATO. Everything better than being used as a fucking battleground AGAIN!

Vor 7 Monate
Dennis Engelen
Dennis Engelen

@Troll McClure Tbqh I think the only thing that kept Europe peaceful against the East block countries and big mom Russia was the power of the USA. When it comes to war these days, the EU doesn't hold a candle against Russia and its allies or China (even though historically China always kept its influence in Asia).

Vor 5 Monate
GuanGuanGhoo 1998
GuanGuanGhoo 1998

As a european i think the EU is the best thing we have so far, true its not perfect, but we could be worse.

Vor 7 Monate
Kamepin UA
Kamepin UA

"Instead, the economies, politics, and peoples of Europe, should become so closely interconnected, that war whould become both impractical and unthinkable" Russia: I dont care, give me half of Europe NOW.

Vor 3 Monate
Natalia Doe
Natalia Doe

As a dual-citizen, I think it’s more beneficial to me and a lot of people that the EU stays together. It makes travel and work within the EU easy. No need to jump through multiple hoops, your passport will work anywhere.

Vor 8 Monate
k9lu
k9lu

How much does space EU have since the United Kingdom left? 1GB

Vor 5 years
Nick Vigerfil
Nick Vigerfil

The joke is awesome , so stop being a nerd and trying to "translate" it to "a more proper sentence" ......!

Vor 2 Monate
my pfp is literally you
my pfp is literally you

@AridChannel Official r/AmITheAsshole

Vor 5 Monate
Electroskates243
Electroskates243

😅

Vor 5 Monate
OFFICIAL SAMZY
OFFICIAL SAMZY

@bepis sort of, but most of the time people don’t really care and mean Northern Ireland aswell

Vor 8 Monate
Dewix
Dewix

Personal opinion; the best way forward for the EU is to form a single nation state with a single armed force, economy & political body. Although I can't see the French, Germans, Greek, etc agreeing to be ruled by the same senate, no matter how democratic and beneficial this may be.

Vor 11 Monate
Thomas Clark
Thomas Clark

It was bad enough seeing trendy students with "You've ruined my future" placards. If the EU was abolished, I think Greta Thunberg would hold a worldwide rally.

Vor 8 Monate
darkwarriors
darkwarriors

As someone from England I have to say, DONT LEAVE THE EU

Vor 19 Stunden
Bboy Logan
Bboy Logan

Simple and still amazing! I love your job guyz!

Vor 8 Monate
Otsutsuki Indra
Otsutsuki Indra

The EU needs to be reformed, not abandoned. It has to become more transparent and democratic. We need the EU, because without it, we have no chance against world superpowers like the US, Russia or China. Europe needs to become a superpower for itself, independent from America but this is only possible with the EU.

Vor year
StepOne
StepOne

@Meh Meh The Russian economy is doing just fine. Tfw u get hit by a dollar store level sanction

Vor 19 Tage
Meh Meh
Meh Meh

Scrap the Russia part there economy is failing and there military is falling apart.

Vor 19 Tage
StepOne
StepOne

Imagine thinking becoming more Democratic is good yikes

Vor 23 Tage
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

I like the idea of the EU having a unified military. If that happens maybe leaders wouldn't be like warlords able to launch wars. It would make things a little easier for the U.S. too, even though politicians want a blank check for military spending. Of course to really end wars, eliminate nuclear weapons and solve climate change we need one-world-government.

Vor 6 Monate
plasmacannon 11
plasmacannon 11

EU does need reformed: it’s far too democratic making it super slow (eg every country having veto right)

Vor 6 Monate
Luke Mimnagh
Luke Mimnagh

“Europeans are very good at war”- this is very nearly an understatement at this point

Vor 5 Tage
Arktički Tvor
Arktički Tvor

As an Croatian, I can say that EU helped us a lot. Like God damn. 🇭🇷

Vor 11 Monate
Arktički Tvor
Arktički Tvor

@Visca Dalmàcia ne nego nisam toliko retardiran da toliko vremena provedem da napisem komentar za random lika na internetu kojem ionako neces promjenit misljenje. Mogo si malo i o plusevima ali ok.

Vor 10 Monate
Arktički Tvor
Arktički Tvor

@Visca Dalmàcia lmao kakve gluposti neko moze rec nevidjeno...

Vor 10 Monate
Someone Far
Someone Far

As a lawyer (from India), I really respect the CoE and EEC/EU for its anti-trust and competition laws, human rights laws and personal data protection laws. Were it not for the initiative and lead taken by the CoE and EU in protecting personal data, multimillion mega corporations would've chewed us all alive by now, not that they've given up, but at least the European Courts and regulators try to make them behave.

Vor 2 years
Simon Arnold
Simon Arnold

Yes, true, I'm so goddamn thankful for that

Vor year
Luca Cerullo
Luca Cerullo

Think of it like a big family where we often quarrel but, at the end of the day, we need each other.

Vor 11 Monate
Conor S
Conor S

I think it’s worth it because it decreases the likelihood of another war between European nations by sealing them into a mutual interest deal and collective protection. That being said, there needs to be a real overhaul of the European central bank and probably a removal of the euro as a continent wide currency. Because as we found out in 2011, it locks a high performing economy in to the same currency as a lower performing economy, meaning that each country can’t do what it needs to 2 tinker with their local economy because some people wanted the price of the euro high and other people want it low, that inflexibility is the cause of a lot of issues. Yeah it’s cool that you don’t need to exchange your money when you go on holidays but at the risk of financial instability that seems pretty trivial. The EU also helped Europe get themselves off the teat of the United States and the soviet union so that the continent is no longer the bitch of either empire. There’s a reason the Americans didn’t want the eu to form, because it made Europe less reliant on America and made European economies compete with United States. As much as the US bangs on about NATO and its budgets, they love having that kind of military Leverich over the continent. Turned ireland from a poor european backwater into a wealthy mino

Vor 11 Monate
George Marros
George Marros

As an idea is amazing. But the way it works isn't. Just one tiny example. I live in Greece. We have Greek wages but German prices and Austrian taxes. The North has many more advantages than the South. If there is a way to make an EU policy to make wages, taxes and expenses the same across EU like it was one country then every thing is fine.

Vor 11 Monate
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

@Fabian-Mihai Stefan Was just thinking about Alaska. They have tourism, fossil fuels, military bases, timber and fish. Prices are higher due to shipping, and prices/salaries higher for educated workers in limited supply (say veterinarians). When they try to invest in other industries it doesn't work. Even paper and pulp mills closed down in the 1990s, although there are some wood-products made for local use. However, because the U.S. dollar is stable, the higher prices aren't a sign of runaway inflation.

Vor 6 Monate
Fabian-Mihai Stefan
Fabian-Mihai Stefan

Not even the US has the same wages and expenses across all of it and they're states not countries (still pretty close structurally to the EU that's why I'm giving you this example) , it's impossible at a continental level

Vor 7 Monate
nagajuna
nagajuna

EU has been great for Lithuania hands down -from "krakhozia'" and former Soviet republic we have become a country that's overcame some old members on GDP per capita! Not to mention feeling a part of global family :)

Vor 8 Monate
Andrea Barbieri
Andrea Barbieri

As an european, hearing _or should we end it_ its kinda blow to the heart

Vor year
Sαcнα Mαпceαu
Sαcнα Mαпceαu

Only the truth can hurt people...

Vor 12 Tage
ERICBOOM
ERICBOOM

As a european, i think the exactly opposite.

Vor 4 Monate
Shaun
Shaun

It's called democracy. A foreign word for european fans. 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹 ITALEXIT 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹 ITALEXIT 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹

Vor 4 Monate
WarGoat
WarGoat

If you dont want your country to become an islamic state in 20 years then it's in your best interest to leave.

Vor 6 Monate
Mark
Mark

As a European, hearing that is heartening - with the following qualification: "In its current form". No one wants to go back to 30 different import tolls. But claiming that it's a choice between that, or the current Neuropa under Germany's and France's Führership, is disingenious at best.

Vor 7 Monate
Emil Sinclair
Emil Sinclair

I think the eu is one of the best things that ever happened to Europe. The economic advantages are very good. And while some people would like to abolish the political aspects but both of them are necessary. Politics influence economics. In thinks like trade wars with giants like the USA or China Europe can only survive United. And this is only possible with a political union. And when we talk about international policy it is an advantage to be a political union since this drastically increases your power. Now some people would like to say that it is undemocratic but each political organ is controled by the people. They are either elected directly or indirectly. And since it is a representing democracy (like most counties that make up the eu) you will obviously also have situations where the representing decide against the people. However this is not always a bad thing since the general population is often highly uneducated about many topics. However there are clearly many things that we could improve. One of the fist things I would change is that I would try to unite some organisations. Like the health institutes. I would also encourage countries to try new things and that they should adopt things that are successful. This is one of the advantages of a federal system that is often underused. There should also be stronger organisations against corruption. Than there are also many specific things that should be changed.

Vor 10 Monate
rol1999
rol1999

As a uk citisen I strongly dissagree with brexit and it's the worst thing that the UK had faces for years and will face. The eu ultimately supplies all the countries with each other. Making every single one stronger.

Vor 8 Monate
rol1999
rol1999

@shadowlord141 Well yes but most people with a brain knew what was going to happen. All I can say is that it happened. Prices going up. A small crisis. The crisis happened the petrol one. Well it was obvious that brexit was wrong from the beging.

Vor 8 Monate
shadowlord141
shadowlord141

Britain has always been independent and proud. brexit was no surprise

Vor 8 Monate
Lord Travelyan
Lord Travelyan

Many countries 8n the eu were often shafted in many different ways. Britain's for example, paid one of the highest membership fees for the eu yet received next to no benefits and often took the brunt of eu mistakes and negative reformation (eg the immigration crisis where France was and still is sending migrants over to the UK and the extremely harsh fishing and farming policies that Britain relied on). The single market was fantastic for some and catastrophic for others. Some countries like Germany would enforce greener reforms on smaller countries less capable of complying with the reforms, yet at the same time they shut down their nuclear power stations and powered up the coal fire plants. Britain saw and felt the hypocrisy and left. We need Europe to be a country rather than a union of countries that will look out for themselves before all others.

Vor 6 Monate
CW
CW

From my old age I would say that EU was definitely worth it compared to before, especially for the freedom of the people, but also for more stable economies. Most haters forget all the problems we had before. And after all, why people would be fine with USA, Russia, China being federations and not with Europe.

Vor 8 Monate
CW
CW

@iRoga Russia has multiple ethnicities, more than EU if you don't count immigrants. What you think about are probably western Russian slavic that you find as well in eastern EU. China has multiple ethnicities. Maybe for you they all look the same but they are not.

Vor 7 Monate
Miriam
Miriam

@iRoga Russia is ethnically diverse, but has a long shared history & language, that's the difference. China isn't that diverse ethnically speaking (a part from Tibet and some other regions) and has a shared history & language. This factors obviously make their situation a lot different from what you can find in Europe (major historical separations and lots of languages even with different roots), but whilst it may not be as united as the examples brought by the person above, I don't think that discarding the system altogether would bring any improvement...

Vor 7 Monate
iRoga
iRoga

Russia and China are both centered around one ethnicity, unlike the Eu who pretends it cares about all countries equally.

Vor 7 Monate
Suspect on foot[FIN]
Suspect on foot[FIN]

Because some people lost a lot just to be free and independent not part of an authoritative federation. It's also very insensitive to compare Europe to USA, Russia or China. The latter two hold certain regions by force in their federation and USA although a large nation is nowhere near as culturally and linguistically varied as Europe.

Vor 7 Monate
Sargon Avocado
Sargon Avocado

“Since it looks like the UK is leaving the EU.....” big lol from 2019

Vor 3 years
dieeser
dieeser

@Nart ali They are poorer and now Shell and Unilever are flocking to London to avoid EU taxes. How naive can you all be???

Vor 7 Monate
Aaron Forsyth
Aaron Forsyth

@CDeliu Scotland wouldn’t survive without economic help from England and NI and Ni is a tricky subject

Vor 8 Monate
Sami Schneider
Sami Schneider

Well today the UK seems to overthink that decision the future will be interesting hahaha

Vor 8 Monate
Conrad124
Conrad124

2021 here we have it

Vor 9 Monate
King Peanut
King Peanut

I think it is great. I live in Romania, and without the help of the eu it and many other post-communist european counties would develop much slower.

Vor 7 Monate
Hersy
Hersy

The EU is the best thing to happen to Europe as far as it gives phisical and legal safety and justice to all it's cityzens, and guarantees free movement and trade between it's member countries. It should have stayed at that, unluckily, it didn't. It is now a regulatory superpower, with an absurd amount of burocracy and limitations for whoever wants to do business in Europe. It's legislation is crafted by non elected, faceless burocrats, who seem to believe themselves to be masters over Europe, rather than it's protectors. Having being born in South America, I actually don't mind my country being weak on the world stage, it means nothing to me, all that matters is that the people's freedoms are protected. The only valid liberal reason for borders, is that States have to compete against each other for productive cityzens, otherwise we'd all be helpless to the predations of one single world government, which we could not escape from. I think the future of humanity is one with less State influence over society, not more. Once we are all on the same page, and agree that free movement and trade between countries is a good thing, the EU is something that we can dispose of.

Vor 9 Monate
Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen

EU had good intentions, but largely due to the financial crisis in Greece, it needs to be reformed, atleast when it comes to the financial aspect of EU.

Vor 8 Monate
Jsphoenix
Jsphoenix

Put it this way, I may be biased as a brit that occasionally works in Europe, but I have yet to see a single practical benefit to brexit

Vor 2 Monate
Daniil Rayu
Daniil Rayu

I'm proud to represent Bulgaria: the European lowest minimum wage at 2 euro per hour.

Vor year
Nikolas Malachias
Nikolas Malachias

Yeah but you also have very low prices

Vor Monat
Haglasu
Haglasu

@Canal do Fred Where do you think the workers and the industry goes?

Vor 2 Monate
Celery Jelly
Celery Jelly

Bulgaria more like no

Vor 5 Monate
Kentucky Fried Children
Kentucky Fried Children

I live in romania 🙆

Vor 6 Monate
gurel1
gurel1

@Misho Bankata Еййй михата XD

Vor 9 Monate
Dan Ag
Dan Ag

Make a video for ASEAN this timee!! I love your videos and I'll keep on watching them for its informative to watch with sources available for what are discussed in each vid. 😁👏

Vor 10 Monate
nenkos
nenkos

being european has always helped me, if you ask me i would like it to stay that way for the many more that will come after me

Vor 10 Monate
sunnysunday
sunnysunday

The EU is very good for the economy and science but politically not so much. It's greatest problem is that it's incapable or maybe unwilling to secure it's borders and control immigration.

Vor year
Margarida Figueiredo
Margarida Figueiredo

I love the EU! It’s what makes Europe relevant in the modern economy, it should never end. Together we’re stronger 🇪🇺

Vor 10 Monate
Baltic Nationalist
Baltic Nationalist

@900Ping yes

Vor 8 Monate
900Ping
900Ping

@Baltic Nationalist r u sure about that

Vor 8 Monate
Deutschland Mapping
Deutschland Mapping

@Baltic Nationalist And now look at the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine. They're doing so good with their big neigbour. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Vor 8 Monate
ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ komocity
ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ komocity

7:15 : Do you want stars in your flags? all super powers : YES!

Vor year
Broken Dawn Studios
Broken Dawn Studios

Canada said maple instead... mmmm Maple... 🍁

Vor 10 Monate
Legacy Cat
Legacy Cat

@Macaroon_Nuggets russia IS

Vor 10 Monate
Michał Pluciński
Michał Pluciński

700th like :)

Vor 10 Monate
Iche
Iche

@Generałek12 Since its birth.

Vor 10 Monate
Izzy Brizzie
Izzy Brizzie

As someone from Turkey, even here we see some help from EU and it's always incredible to see the works on the other side of the border

Vor 8 Monate
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

Last week I watched a video about how the Turkish Lira is out of control. Someone from Lebanon said they were in the same situation. Sounds like they should emulate the EU by creating some kind of union with other nearby countries for common currency. Maybe Turkey, Lebanon, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia?

Vor 6 Monate
Hana Nekrep
Hana Nekrep

I love being part of EU, started PhD in another country, worked with ESA, Erasmus, healthcare anywhere in EU, many opportunities. I hope EU would have more power to help people when extremist alt-right leaders (that fuel hate and bend laws for their personal agendas) come to power, as it happened in Slovenia. :/

Vor 7 Monate
Nono
Nono

The greens won if I'm not mistaken. Congrats and good luck.

Vor 22 Tage
Lau
Lau

More power to EU? No thanks.

Vor 6 Monate
Hana Nekrep
Hana Nekrep

@Tristan Morris Austria and I am doing it now

Vor 6 Monate
Tristan Morris
Tristan Morris

What country did you get your PhD from?

Vor 6 Monate
PG3DWinner35
PG3DWinner35

Wow,this video is a lot of useful information,also is nice to hear that EU is a superpower.

Vor 7 Monate
PRT Motorsports channel
PRT Motorsports channel

i personally feel the eu is great, i met my girlfriend cause of it and get opportunities across the continent

Vor 9 Monate
Gamingadict
Gamingadict

Today, I believe I'm as French as I'm European. But it'd be great if more policies were adopted by every members, and it'd also be great if every european States were more or less equals.

Vor year
François Camy
François Camy

C'est sûr que rester un nain dans un monde de géants, c'est un plan génial. Quand on possède quelque chose, on le considère comme un acquis inaliénable. Sortons de l'UE, et chialons nos mères sur notre économie qui se plante. Sortons-en, et pleurons sur notre incapacité à régler des problèmes internationaux par nous-même. Le XXIe siècle n'est pas le XXe, les puissances montantes ont émergés. Nous, notre territoire est petit, notre population moyenne et notre sol pauvre en ressources stratégiques. Seuls, on est déjà à plein potentiels. On veut compter et exister en dehors des influences américaine ou russe ? Il nous faut marcher ensemble. Je ne serais pas contre une réforme de l'UE cela dit.

Vor 12 Tage
Sαcнα Mαпceαu
Sαcнα Mαпceαu

On se fait constamment avoir par la commission Européenne, c'est à cause d'eux la privatisation d'EDF (notre principale source d'électricité en France...). Cette grande machine bureaucrate qui ne répond qu'à l'idéologie dominante du libre-échange et de la mondialisation nous vole notre souveraineté nationale, le peuple n'est jamais consulté. Par exemple, la France a voté contre la constitution Européenne en 2005... Elle a finalement été adoptée en 2007. Les derniers arguments de l'Union Européenne sont Erasmus et les arguments idéologiques (éviter la menace du nationalisme, quelle horreur...). Les gens qui défendent ce système néo-libéral pourri ne sont que des idiots utiles, au service d'un système épuisé dont on doit sortir le plus vite possible.

Vor 12 Tage
Tomasz Golec
Tomasz Golec

Totally disagree, even if I'm as Pole as I'm European then still all of us have some differences and need different rules, especially when it comes to social rules, like abortion, equal rights, judicial system, and so on. If we will try to enforce any country to change their internal rules especially social rules then it will be easy to make internal conflicts. We should strictly focus on cooperation in the area of economy and security. We don't need to have every rule on every level the same. If we really think that the biggest problem in the European union is equal rights or racism or this kind of thing then we will probably have destroyed the economy in a few decades, probably someone invades us, and then will be nothing from this beautiful project.

Vor 7 Monate
max 🍓
max 🍓

in my opinion at least, the EU either needs to reign in its power over countries, allow more independent control over migration and trade or go the complete opposite way and become a complete federal republic and run similarly to the united states. only issue with that is the sovereignty of smaller nations means politicians lose power, people lose say and overall due to europe’s engrained culture and political sphere isn’t going to happen soon but i hope to see *”The Federal European Republic (FER)”* in my lifetime :)

Vor 10 Monate
DirtyFoxx 420
DirtyFoxx 420

Thank you very much, you are the best educational and informative channel on youtube, for me. I wish you good luck in the future, more new subscriptions and lot of views on your channel, because you deserve it. Great work.. Btw.: Sorry for my English :D

Vor 6 Monate
natedcarr614
natedcarr614

Methinks that the EU was formed primarily to promote peace and dialogue between vastly different countries on the same continent. One only has to look at the last century to see why. I think Europe should have its own defense force aside from NATO, no longer dependent on American guarantees of security and protection. If anything, NATO could be transformed into the new European defense force and the US could be like a secondary ally to the EU.

Vor 3 Monate
Wibowo PR
Wibowo PR

the more power enthusiasts between nations, the easier it is to conquer Europe through divisive politics the anglo-sphere is very happy about this 😏

Vor 9 Monate
Azivegu
Azivegu

"It's complicated" The de facto motto of the EU xD

Vor 5 years
Magyar Euro
Magyar Euro

@João Pimentel Ferreira Well EU doesn't really like ethnic Europeans.

Vor year
Continual Variability
Continual Variability

Brexit: that's cute

Vor 2 years
João Pimentel Ferreira
João Pimentel Ferreira

EU brought Peace to Europe over the last 70 years, a goal never achieved since the Roman Empire. I remind you that between 1918 and 1939, just 21 years elapsed. Many brexiters never experienced the effects and horrors of war, and thus disrespect their Great Ancestors that fought for Peace in Europe.

Vor 3 years
N A
N A

It's the de facto of all politics! And all history, and all science and all... Well, Basically Everything.

Vor 3 years
dieeser
dieeser

"thanks to a Bureaucratic office in Brussels that eats up tax payers and makes lousy decisions like saving Greece from its own debts, we have avoided wars in the continent" REALLY? How about the independent countries in America never going to war in a longer time span?

Vor 7 Monate

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