What it means for a state to be a member of the European Union
The accession of a Member State to the European Union offers a wide range of advantages both for the State itself as well as for the Union.
The original aim of the European unification process was to ensure peace in the continent of Europe that had experienced such important and bloody conflicts in the past. The Member States are now protected by an institutional framework which requires the resolution of disputes by peaceful means, by promoting democratic processes, in which European citizens can now actively participate in the European elections. Finally, the EU is legally committed to defending and protecting human rights, thus providing a strong sense of security for European citizens and helping other less developed countries in this area to modernize by helping them to join.
The second important factor was economic integration with the aim of economic development in the countries of the Union and its emergence as one of the most powerful and most important global economic players. This is achieved primarily through the use of the single currency, the euro, which facilitated cross-border transactions, abolished exchange costs, reduced prices and gave greater incentives to business development but also to the movement of European citizens with the ability to buy more easily, various products in other countries of the Eurozone. Today the euro is the second most important currency in the world after the dollar.
Community funding, especially in its regions, is extremely important, with a view to their development, stimulating local entrepreneurship, promoting local products, creating jobs and improving the living standards of the inhabitants, aiming at reduction of regional disparities.