A common space for everyone's well-being.
Since after the Second World War, the European Union has been tirelessly working for insuring peace and comfort for its many citizens. It protects basic political, social and economic rights of each and every single person.
Although people often take good things for granted, these benefits improve their daily lives. Let’s “count our blessings”:
- Security and Peace
We must admit that this region to this day has never known so long a period with no war. In 2012 the EU received the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
- Single Market
It is the most highly developed and open marketplace in the world. It is based on the EU’s 4 key freedoms that allow its citizens to live or work in any country of their choosing, transfer capital, sell goods and services without any restrictions within EU.
- High food and environmental standards
As the EU countries work closely together, the food and the environment meet some of the world's highest quality standards. Unscrupulous companies will not be able to sell expired food products or get away with polluting rivers and rural areas.
4) Consumer benefits
Customers can now feel secure in the knowledge that they will safely receive their money if they wish to return an item. Travelers can buy tickets assuming that they can get a refund if their trip is delayed or canceled. The EU cares about product safety and ensures that consumers can interact on an equal footing with suppliers both in their own and in other EU member states.
5) Human rights
The EU shelters all minorities, vulnerable groups and those oppressed. Regardless of one’s nationality, gender, language, culture, profession, confession, disability, or sexual orientation, the EU protects fundamental rights of citizens, equality and privacy, and coordinates the fight against serious crime and protection from natural disasters
6) Soft power
EU countries acting in unison have a much “audible” voice and political influence in the world than many small and medium-sized countries acting separately. EU trade regulations and quality standards are accepted all over the world.
Other benefits the EU brings its citizens are:
- You can use the phone and online services at no additional cost, wherever you are in the EU, knowing that your personal data is protected by law.
- Your rights are protected while going away. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, ship or bus, you have the right to be treated fairly and with dignity.
- You have many opportunities to study for the benefit of your current position, as well as get support for your business: within the framework of special EU programs, you can take educational courses in order to achieve significant results in your chosen specialty. The EU also provides an opportunity to get the most out of one’s business - from project financing to exchange schemes.
- As an employee, you are protected from unfair treatment in the workplace: no discrimination, even with regard to pay and dismissal.
- As an EU citizen, you are protected from the downside of globalization through support for small businesses and the laws that oblige large companies to pay their fair share of taxes.