Formed in 1958 with the founding members of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the European Union has since expanded to include 28 member states with a combined population of over 512 million. Joining us this week is former European Parliament Minister Nick Griffin of the UK to talk about the forces driving the formation of the EU, the rationale used to justify it politically, and who has won and lost in the economic and political dimensions, including the broader international contexts of the Cold War and the era of globalization.
— Brought to you by —
Very special guest Nick Griffin
— References —
– Coal, Steel, and the Rebirth of Europe, 1945-1955, Gillingham (1991)
– Euro Crisis – Tragedy of the Commons, Myth of the 20th Century (2018) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/euro-crisis-tragedy-of-the-commons/
– Cold Brotherhood – The Reunification of Germany, Myth of the 20th Century (2018) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/cold-brotherhood-the-reunification-of-germany/
– EU Budget – https://europa.eu/european-union/topics/budget_en