Political Union

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Political Union

The transfer of most or all sovereignty from two or more states to form a single state. A political union may be a unitary state; that is, all constituent states cease to have legal existence (except maybe as administrative divisions) and they are subject to the same law. Alternatively, a political union may be federal, in which the new state is given certain responsibilities and remaining powers stay with the previously independent states. Political unions generally have one currency and have no trade barriers between constituent states.
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Furthermore, opera served as a vehicle for nationalist expression until political unification occurred (Simonetta Chiappini, "From the People to the Masses: Political Developments in Italian Opera from Rossini to Mascagni" in The Risorgimento Revisited: Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Italy, ed.
It does not rob anyone of sovereignty, it doesn't aim for the political unification of its member states, but members do have access to the internal European market.
Indeed, Germany's reconciliation with its archenemy, France, remains the foundation of today's European Union, helping to incorporate Germany into the common European market, with a view to the eventual political unification of Europe.
The second option is boarding the train of a common vision, which initially, may require courage and sacrifices, but eventually will lead to the political unification of the European Union and the dawn of a better future for its people; a new political entity that will allow the establishment of peace and solidarity among the nations of Europe, a fairer distribution of wealth and equality in development opportunities between member-states.
The priority is reconstruction" and political unification, he said.
The EAC aims to achieve prosperity, competitiveness, security, stability and political unification in East Africa.
Prior to political unification, as early as 1966, Shaikh Zayed had seriously considered the prospects of the unification of the Gulf currency as one of the steps to foster economic cohesion, friendship and co-operation among the nine Gulf states.
German Chancel Angela Merkel recently called for an EU 'convention' to draw up a new treaty for closer European political unification to help overcome the bloc's sovereign debt crisis.
The EU's example shows that fiscal and political unification are a necessary requirement.
Meanwhile, Der Spiegel reported Sunday that Merkel wants an EU "convention" to draw up a new treaty for closer European political unification to help overcome the bloc's sovereign debt crisis.
Merkel says Germany could accept euro bonds only at the end of a process of fiscal and political unification in Europe.
According to him, it is time for political unification of Albanians.