kusmar asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Can the European Union expand to other continents? ?

such as Asia.

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  • 1 month ago
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    No. Article 49 of the Maastricht Treaty (as amended) says that any "European state" that respects the "principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law", may apply to join the EU.

  • 1 month ago

    If Israel can be in the EuroVision Song Contest ...

  • 1 month ago

    If they do that then they won't be that "European" now will they? That consortium only exists to serve member European countries.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The EU has been talking about bringing in Turkey for years. As of right now with all of Erdogens actions in the last coup that plan is out for the moment.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Hoepfully not, the EU is one of the most undemocratic organizations to ever exist.

  • 1 month ago

    No, because then it would not be a European Union. When Hong Kong was under British Rule, Hong Kong might have been considered part of the EU, but mainland China would not. As a quasi-government, the EU considers it's member countries to only be part of Europe.

  • martin
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    1 month ago

    Western Russia, including Moscow and St. Petersburg, are often included in the continent of Europe on world maps. Russia is hurting economically and would be a major asset to the EU in terms of resources and military protection.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes.....and as the current economies continue to falter due to excessive regulation and bureaucratic bloat, adding nations from outside Europe will probably be a necessity....

    If you've traveled to Europe any time in the last decade you probably noticed advertisements everywhere from Asian and African countries...not just for tourism but also banking, shipping, insurance and energy.... It's very clear that the economic future of Europe is linked to those continents...

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No reason why not. Turkey is part Asian and in line for membership.

    On the other hand there is no point in having a union if everyone joins.

    • kusmar1 month agoReport

      Aliens would be the point of having a Union like the EU. If we are not together, we likely be destroyed when aliens arrives. 

  • 1 month ago

    If the Asians agree to it. But if Europe forces itself then probably not.

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