Why is the UK an outlier?-(the UK’s EU Membership Period)

Why is the UK an outlier? (Focus: the UK’s EU Membership Period) Which EU institutions is most powerful in your view, and why? How different are EU Member States from ordinary nation-states?

Why is the UK an outlier?-(the UK’s EU Membership Period)

Please choose two of the following essay topics from each section given below.

                                     Essay 1
Firstly, Why is the UK an outlier? (Focus: the UK’s EU Membership Period)

Secondly, Which EU institutions is most powerful in your view, and why?

Thirdly,  How different are EU Member States from ordinary nation-states?

Fourthly, Which EU policies are most effective in your view, and why?

                                      Essay 2
Firstly, Turkey’s application for membership dates from 1987; why is it so difficult for the
EU to handle? Will Turkey ever succeed in joining?
Secondly, Why does the EU have so much difficulty coordinating its different external policies, as its Global Strategy urges it to do?
Thirdly, Why are the EU and its prominence not well-recognised among its Asian Strategic partners?
Fourthly, What are the implications of Brexit for the future of the UK and for the future of the
EU?

More details;

What is one reason Turkey is having difficulty becoming a full member of the European Union?

What is one reason Turkey is having difficulty becoming a full member of the European Union? Many Europeans consider Turkey an outsider because it is a Muslim nation. Turkish nationalists are resisting incorporation into Europe. Islamic fundamentalist parties control Turkey’s political system.

Why is Turkey not allowed in the EU?
18 December 1989 – European Commission refuses to immediately begin accession negotiations, citing Turkey’s economic and political situation, poor relations with Greece and their conflict with Cyprus, but overall reaffirming eventual membership as the goal. 6 March 1995 – European Union-Turkey Customs Union is formed.

Why did the UK leave the EU?
The UK allows free movement of citizens of other member states of the European Union because it has access to the European Single Market.

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