Welcome to History of the European Union. After the referendum on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, there is a state of opinion that Euroskepticism is growing all over Europe. The ideals of peace, liberty and brotherhood that gave rise to the most successful multinational organization in the world are being undermined by the fear of immigration, the weight of the Euro-bureaucracy and the emergence of populist movements to the left and right of the political spectrum.
As will be seen throughout this course, advances and setbacks, hopes and doubts, have been the fiber that has woven the European Union. Knowledge of this history will provide a more balanced idea of the integration process, a better understanding of its rhythms and, above all, a more informed view about the prospects of the Union.
History of the European Union is one of the compulsory subjects of this MBA. It provides an overview of the integration process from its origins after World War II until today. Familiarity with this process is essential to understanding the current problems of the European Union.