The Integrative Process of the European Union from the Perspective of Intra-Community Secessionist Movements

AuthorAngela-Mihaela Ene
PositionSenior Lecturer, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania
European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2019
Communication Sciences Globalization of Cultural Diversity
The Integrative Process of the European Union from the Perspective of
Intra-Community Secessionist Movements
Angela-Mihaela Ene1
Abstract: The prospect of a fully integrated European Union and, equally, symmetrically developed from an
economic point of view, is an ideal desiderate that will go through a long and totally uncertain course. If the
accession of the states and the establishment of the European Union as a supranational state materialized in one
way or another, the process of integration of these states is altogether different. This cultural and economic
diversity must go through a broad interconnection and interdisciplinary process, a process that will take place
according to the natural or artificial managers involved in this integrative construction. The natural factors are
constituted from the empathy of nat ions to such a process and the artificial factors are characterized by
community instruments developed for implementation throughout the European community. In this paper, we
intend to give a point of view on the complexity of the European integration process of the Member States and
also to address this process from the point of view of the secessionist movements, that have lately become very
visible, from our perspective with very serious consequences on the stability and development of the
Community framework. Even if the vast majority of secessionist formations are of a small size, their distribution
throughout the European space makes this phenomenon a substantial one in the EU integration and development
Keywords: secessionist movements; European Union; European Community; Intra Community
The idea of separatism or autonomy is not something new on the world stage, these forms of claim or
desire of existing as a form of social organization is an even natural element, we could say, from the
perspective of the socio-cultural unity of the communities. Therefore, it is not their existence that worries
us, but their development and purpose which are important to be analyzed and understood.
At this point, in the European Union, relying on the idea that Britain will become an extra-EU state, we
have a few extremely powerful national states and other national states that are in the process of
developing or becoming emerging economies. Considering this point, we notice that in the definition of
the above-mentioned artificial criteria, the most important actors are the extremely powerful national
states, namely Germany, France, Italy, Spain, which in their turn, have historical problems with the
secessionist factions. From the point of view of representativeness in the European Parliament, we can
also bring to discussion Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic, which also have substantial
representation in parliament and thus contribute to the decision-making process in the field of union
policies in all its aspects. From both perspectives, strong economies and those with parliamentary
1 Senior Lecturer, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati, 800654, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Corresponding author:

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