EU sources -A guide to Europe, also valid in 2014 -December 22, 2013

Newspaper The Guardian has listed some rules and tips that help you to understand the functioning of the European Union, and notably the British attitude towards the European cooperation. For instance ‘anything prime ministers agree to in EU institutions can later be attributed to something called “Brussels”, which is a sinister compound that erodes national sovereignty – often, but by no means exclusively found in the capital of Belgium’. Another tip is that British journalists should ignore whenever possible the possibility that Britain is itself a European country.



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