When considering the European Union’s greatest achievement, it is easier to come to a conclusion when a comparison can be made. Those of us that have never experienced living in Great Britain without it having been a member of the European Union can find it difficult to do this. This would be the best way to determine what has changed and whether any improvements have been made. All that is actually possible for me, in this regard, is to take into account what I know about the political history of this country.

I could then think about the most beneficial change that has resulted since the country’s inclusion in the European Union. However, even without thinking about history, it is still possible to consider the fact that the country is part of the European Union right now to come up with benefits of this. Even then, figuring out the greatest achievement is a different matter.

One of the most recognisable and instant achievements of the European Union is giving Great Britain some automatic allies. With the country being linked to several others as part of the European Union, it is possible to count on their support in international affairs. It has helped Great Britain to become more powerful on the world’s stage.

It is possible that the trade agreement that has arisen from the European Union is a great achievement on the basis that the trade between the member countries is easier and cheaper. This benefits the public as consumers and enables a greater choice.

Another of the European Union’s achievements is effectively making Europe a smaller place in terms of the ability of individuals to move around Europe. Like trade, being able to travel easily is beneficial to the country’s citizens.

Maybe the greatest achievement of the European Union is the legislative system. Having European Courts to apply the law and create case laws leads to some uniformity on how the affect of the law throughout Europe rather than there being a different result depending on where you are.